7 Side Effects of Soda [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    • Thank you!!! Yes, I used to be a Diet Coke addict but gave it up January 1 of this year. It’s amazing how much better you feel without all those sugars and chemicals in your body. Thanks for the article! :)

  1. What a great visual example! thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I look forward to sitting down and reading through yours. Looks like you have lots of great recipes and some darn good advice. :)

  2. Denise, thanks for stopping by Cray’s Take! I am really enjoying all of your posts, but this one in particular is easily one of my favorites. I plan on including this INFOGRAPHIC in my next post. Keep up the great work!

  3. Perhaps soda ought to be illegal. It was created as a useless product. The big corporations conditioned the masses to believe that they like this nastiness. From what I understand, liquid sugar gets into the blood stream many times faster than sugar from food. Consuming soda regularly greatly enhances the chances of diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. If daily soda drinkers switched to water they’d probably start feeling a lot better.

    • I agree! My co-worker and I were talking about how it’s illegal in NYC to sell more than 16oz cups of soda – if you get caught distributing more than that, you’re fined $200. Not saying that soda is the sole reason for the obesity epidemic but drinking more water than soda will definitely help cut the calories in the America’s meals.

  4. Lovely to meet you Denise! I’m always looking for delicious new ways with vegies and now I have all your tasty recipes. You’re very generous. Excellent info on soda too, fortunately it left my life eons ago, but I’m always interested in what most people eat & drink.
    Cya soon!

    • Lovely to meet you too, Janet! It was tough for me to give up soda, but after I realized I was only benefiting from giving it up I knew I made a good choice. Also, I’m a writer for a dental school and after seeing numerous article on “Coke Swishers” and seeing what it does to teeth, I cringe at the sight of soda.

    • That’s a great start! I used to be addicted to Diet Coke an Diet Pepsi until my doctor and I discovered that aspartame was triggering my migraines. It was a tough addiction to break, but even cutting diet soda helped me lose a couple of pounds and I feel AMAZING!

      • That is wonderful. I will have to get the ball rolling. I have about 20 pounds to lose, so this is another way to shed some easy pounds.
        Migraines are horrible, I am glad you figured out what was causing it. Just like I seen a video somewhere in the net-o-sphere about a coke can hard boil an egg in a year, if it could do that to an egg in an yr, what can it do to you. I will always remember that.

      • Exactly! And it can de-grease a car engine! Insanity. Even Pepsi Co. claims that a mouse will totally dissolve in a can of Mountain Dew if your leave it in there long enough… imagine what it does to your insides :(

  5. Thank you for posting this. I used to drink mountain dew pretty heavily, and I stopped a little over a year ago. I now have no thoughts what so ever to drink pop. I think it is something everyone should try to do. Feeling healthy is much better than a can of pop everyday. People think they will miss it forever, but you would be surprised how it disappears completely. Or once you go for so long with out it, you feel like it isn’t worth it to start again and feel like you failed. Thanks again for posting this, it was nice to check it out with a visual.

    -Stephen @CaddyQuinn

  6. Lovely blog and I am enjoying your posts (thanks for visiting my blog too!). However, I do take issue with this type of information. I am by no means defending soda as a “health food” and I maybe have one a week at most. Still, this is a bit of a scare tactic. Tons of foods and elements we ingest or breathe in are “carcinogenic”. Did you know nutmeg as well as tons of other spices/vegetables are either carcinogenic or can kill you if you eat enough of them? My point is, the word “carcinogenic” or “corrosive” gets thrown around a lot and it really is in the dose. Lemon juice and vinegar can also “hard cook ” an egg in a much shorter timeframe than soda. Should we stop ingesting those? You feed rats their body weight of Aspartame and of course they might get cancer! Like everything in life and food, in moderation, soda is perfectly fine.
    Also, in the city of NY it is not illegal to sell a soda larger than 16oz. That was a proposed legislation that never passed.

    • Excellent points… I agree with you. And thanks for informing me of the NYC soda law… I was unaware that it didn’t pass. For the record, I’m a little happy that it didn’t pass, if people want to drink soda then let them drink soda. There are absolutely other things out there that we ingest that can cause health issues that aren’t regulated by the government. Thanks for your comment!

  7. Great graphic! Soda is my guilty pleasure too but I’m not a fan of HFCS & all those additives so I’ve been making my own using a cooked down syrup of berries, cane sugar, & lemon juice and then adding it to carbonated water :)

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