Nutrition: A Better Soda
by Kymythy R.
Do you have a good
The average American drinks about 56 gallons of soda every year! When
consume even just one soda, you’re ingesting approximately 10
refined sugar and 50 milligrams of caffeine, along with artificial food
and other chemicals. What you’re not getting is any nutritional
a strong link between soda consumption and many health problems
obesity, tooth decay, behavioral disorders, diabetes, and bone loss.
connection between soda consumption and childhood obesity is so strong
few schools are now beginning to remove the vending machines from
may be even more dangerous to your health: The artificial sweetener
them contain, aspartame, may be linked to more than 92 negative health
including seizures, brain tumors, and birth and vision defects.
when these diet sodas are stored for long periods or kept in a warm
environment, the aspartame changes to methanol and then formaldehyde.
sweetener Splenda, a chlorinated sucrose derivative, has no long-term
research for humans; however animal studies may link it to shrunken
glands, enlarged liver and kidneys, reduced growth rate, decreased red
cell counts, aborted pregnancy, and other health problems. And the most
thing of all is that diet sodas may actually increase your appetite and
contribute to obesity according to some studies!
extremely simple and tasty recipe that provides a tasty alternative to
Simply blend sparkling mineral water (buy the type that’s
and hasn’t had carbon dioxide added to it) with your favorite
fruit juice. Viola! A delicious soda that tastes good, won’t
break the bank,
and won’t break your body!
R. Schultze is a Clinical Nutritionist (C.N.) and has been a
trailblazer in the field of nutrition for nearly two decades. For
more healthy and delicious recipes, check out her book “The Natural
Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You…and Your
Pets!” She is also author of the best-selling book “Natural
Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet.” Both
books are published by Hay House, Inc. For more information go to www.kymythy.com