The Dangers of Drinking Soda PopThe sad truth about soda pop (soft drinks) is that Americans drink nearly more soda pop than water, which is really pathetic! The human body is not made up of effervescent beverage, but water, nearly 75-80% water.
Soft drinks are not hardly soft on the body!
Many soda drinkers are not aware of the dangers of this beverage. Soda is some dangerous stuff!
Soda pop (regardless of the kind or brand) is 100% acid forming! It has a pH balance of 2. This is a very low pH number.
Our bodies were made to have a natural pH balance of 7.3, which is slightly alkaline. A pH of 6 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 7. A pH of 5 is 100 times more acidic than a pH of 7. A pH of 4 is 1,000 times more acidic than a pH of 7. A pH of 3 is 10,000 times more acidic than a pH of 7. And a pH of 2 is 100,000 times more acidic than a pH of 7.
One can of soda pop greatly lowers your alkalinity. Once can of soda is 100,000 more acidic than your natural pH level.
A pH of 2 means that a person would have to drink 32 eight ounce glasses of alkaline water just to neutralize the effect of one can of soda.
So why do we drink soda pop? Well, because we've been conditioned to drink soda pop; plus, we like the taste of this stuff. But more importantly, we drink soda pop because we are sick, and incidentally soda pop originally started out as liquid drug (medicine) sold at the local pharmacy of which I'll go more into detail later on in this article.
The acid forming nature of soda pop is a threat to teeth and enamel. The teeth are alkaline in nature due to calcium, the most alkalizing mineral in the body. Because soda is greatly acidic, it corrodes the teeth and enamel.
Soda pop beverages contain some of the most harmful synthetic sweeteners in existence. Many brands of soda pop contain the artificial sweeteners aspartame and saccharin, both of which are cancer causing.
Aspartame (also known as Nutra Sweet) is an artificially made sweetener composed of two amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid, and is 200 times sweeter than sugar (sucrose, white table sugar).
Aspartame contains 10% methyl alcohol (wood alcohol), which is also known as methanol (a light volatile pungent flammable poisonous liquid alcohol used as a solvent, anti-freeze, or denaturant for ethyl alcohol and in the synthesis of other chemicals).
Aspartame is a known neurotoxin. A neurotoxin is a toxin to the brain and impairs brain health and function and adversely affects fetal brain development in unborn babies.
Aspartame converts into FORMALDEHYDE at a temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Formaldehyde (a/k/a embalming fluid) is a known NEUROTOXIN!
It stands to reason that since the human body's natural temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, aspartame will automatically convert into formaldehyde once inside the human body. It is not wise or intelligent to embalm yourself while you are still alive. But this is what you are doing every time you guzzle down some soda pop.
Nazis and chemical warfare are recurring themes in the aspartame story. The chief patent holder of aspartame is the Monsanto Company, based in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1967, Monsanto entered into a joint venture with I.G. Farben, the financial core of Hitler's regime and the key supplier of poison gas to the Nazi racial extermination program.
Saccharin is just as dangerous and deadly as aspartame. Saccharin is a non-caloric petroleum derivative (masked with glycine) that is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Saccharin is absorbed but not modified by the body. It is excreted unchanged in the urine. Saccharine causes bladder cancer in lab animals (which mean it will also cause bladder cancer in humans).
High fructose corn syrup is another dangerous sugar that many soda pop brands contain. This harmful sugar goes straight into the blood once ingested and adversely affects blood sugar levels almost instantly.
ACE-K is one of the latest synthetic sweeteners added to soda pop, such as certain brands of Pepsi-Cola (Pepsi One). This drug adversely affects the brain.
Other brands of soda pop may contain corn syrup or dextrose, both of which are harmful to your health.
Some soda pop brands outright use sugar (SUCROSE) in addition to other artificial sweeteners. Sucrose or white table sugar is nitroglycerin, a/k/a T.N.T. (dynamite)! Soda pop can explode on you, especially under pressure!
Sugar is the number one legalized drug on the planet. It kills more people in one day than all the illegal drugs combined will in 1,000 years.
One can of soda is equivalent to 11 tablespoons of sugar. No wonder soda pop consumption plays a role in diabetes, kidney failure, and anxiety. Mark Pendergrast, author of "For God, Country and Coca-Cola" correctly states that soda is "99 percent sugar water."
And what do you think make those cola beverages brown in color? Can you say CARAMEL as in caramel coloring? And what is caramel? Caramel is nothing but burnt white sugar. So soda pop literally contains sugar on top of sugar. Soda pop simply has too much sugar in it and thus is a major drug.
Soda pop is laced with serious amounts of caffeine, which is a drug. Caffeine belongs to a chemical drug group known as 'Methyl-Xanthines.'
Twenty (20) to thirty (30) percent of American adults consume more than 500 milligrams of caffeine per day - twice the amount doctors consider a large "drug dose."
Ingesting caffeine places severe stress on your heart. It also drives your nervous system into a state of sympathetic alert - the state you attain when a wild animal is chasing you and you are running for your life. Caffeine is one of the world's most psycho-active drugs and sugar is the most addictive drug on the planet.
Caffeine depletes you in B-vitamins, especially B1 (thiamin).
Vitamin B1 deficiency symptoms include: fatigue, nervousness, general aches and pains, and headaches.
If your adrenal glands do not react to the stimulation of caffeine, it could mean that you are headed for a physical breakdown due to adrenal exhaustion.
When you get into a state of sympathetic alert, your digestive system turns off because your blood is now sent preferentially to your muscles, lungs, and heart.
If you have any food in your digestive tract, it is subject to fermentation, putrfaction, and becoming rancid from sitting too long in an intestinal tract that is shut down.
Instead of being nourished by your food, you will become poisoned by the rotting products of incomplete digestion.
Caffeine also has diuretic properties. These properties put extra stress on the kidneys and have a dehydrating effect on the body. Caffeine makes the nervous system work like crazy.
Various studies also link caffeine to birth defects and research shows that caffeine interferes with DNA replication and robs the body of vital nutrients, especially B-vitamins, Vitamin C, zinc, and potassium and prevents the absorption of iron.
Sadly and unfortunately, many Americans have a physiological and/or psychological dependency on caffeine than on all other drugs combined.
Many well-known and liked soda brands are loaded with caffeine. Consider the following:
Mountain Dew - 54.0 milligrams
TAB - 46.8 milligrams
Coca-Cola - 45.6 milligrams
Diet Coke - 45.6 milligrams
Shasta Cola - 44.4 milligrams
Dr. Pepper - 39.6 milligrams
Pepsi-Cola - 38.4 milligrams
RC Cola - 36.0 milligrams
Soda pop contains preservatives as well. The chief preservative in many soda brands is sodium benzoate. Sodium benzoate is used to preserve freshness. Soda pop has to be preserved because it is a dead substance. If a thing has to be preserved, it's dead! We must remember that life renders life and death renders death and we cannot obtain life from death.
Most soda pop brands will contain "taste freshener" chemicals such as "erythorbic acid" and "potassium benzoate"; as well as "flavor protector" chemicals such as "calcium disodium." All of these chemicals supra are synthetic. Once inside the body, they help to preserve the taste of other chemicalized foodstuffs in addition to corrupting and polluting the taste buds.
Another sinister ingredient some soda pop brands may contain is polyethylene glycol. In case you didn't know it, glycol is used as anti-freeze in automobiles and as an oil solvent.
I can't forget about soda pop's phosphoric acid. This is some seriously corrosive and caustic stuff! Phosphoric acid is truly acidic. It dissolves calcium out of the bones, which plays a major role in the development of osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones and skeletal structure) which make a person (especially a woman in general, Caucasian woman in particular) be susceptible to broken bones due to the bones becoming fragile.
Phosphoric acid also damages the skeletal system and greatly disturbs and upsets the body calcium-phosphorus ratio. It even kills brain cells! The stuff even fights with hydrochloric acid (which is needed for digestion) in human stomachs and renders it ineffective.
And what makes soda pop so effervescent in nature? Can you say carbon dioxide? Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product that the body produces. Carbon dioxide is released with every exhalation. So how stupid is it to put carbon dioxide back into the body via ingestion of soda pop when the body naturally expels it with every exhalation? Nature takes out the carbon dioxide and then dumb man puts it back in.
Soda is predominantly CO2 and colored sugar water. That's all it really is. When I used to work for General Cinema Theatres (now defunct), I remember the soda machines we used to have and only two things were needed - CO2 tanks and a box of colored, sweetened syrup that we used to call a bag in a box (because the syrup was in a bag which was stored in a box). A box of syrup used to cost $10 back then (c. 1989-1992). From that one $10 box of syrup, General Cinema would reap nearly $800-$1,000 in soda sales. The soda machine had about six different nozzles so do the math.
Sixty dollars ($60) of sugary syrup brought in $4,800.00 worth of soda sales!
A few brands of well-known soda pop brands indirectly contain synthetic phenylalanine, a synthetic amino acid that plays a role in phenylketonuria, a metabolic disease that is characterized by inability to oxidize a metabolic product of phenylalanine and also by severe mental retardation. This is why a few soda pop cans warn the drinker who may be a phenylketonuric that the beverage contains phenylalanine. Anything containing aspartame contains phenylalanine.
Cleverly hidden within the chemical name, but an ingredient contained in some soda pop brands - glycerol ester of wood resin, is actually alcohol; wood alcohol to be exact. This type of alcohol is horrendous to human health. However, it won't stop the soda pop manufacturer from using it in their product.
And I can't forget about those horrible and sinister petroleum-based chemical color dyes - LAKES, e.g. Yellow Lake, Blue Lake, Red Lake, and Green Lake. All "Lake" dyes are dangerous to human health. All are carcinogenic (cancer causing).
Other ingredients soda pop may contain include "citric acid", "sodium citrate", "sodium polyphosphates", "potassium sorbate" (a preservative); and "gum acacia." And just about every soda pop can or bottle today may have the ingredient "natural flavor" listed, which is bogus. Natural flavor is an umbrella term that allows companies to hide synthetic chemicals under the banner of that which is natural, but if the flavor is natural or derived from natural sources, why not list them on the product? Well, clearly because the truth of the matter is that the "natural flavor" is derived from unnatural chemicals - more synthetic chemicals that pollute and corrupt our taste buds and our blood.
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