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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

THIS CAME FROM YAHOO HEALTH, WRITTEN BY DAVID ZINCZENKO WHO WRITES THE
BOOK SERIES: EAT THIS/NOT THAT..............

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SODA INFORMATION

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3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Jan 24, 2012

Eat This, Not That

by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I'm talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? It's about what you'd need to fill a small kiddie pool.

But the truth is, you don't need me to tell you that soda isn't healthy. We all know that America’s drink of choice contributes to our country's ever-expanding obesity problem. But, as Rodale.com writer Leah Zerbe discovered, love handles are just the beginning. Read on for her report on three shocking soda facts that will have you saying “Just water, please” from now on.

And for more instant secrets that will keep you healthy and fit all year long, follow me right here on Twitter or sign up for our FREE Eat This, Not That! daily newsletter to lose weight without ever dieting again.

Shocking Soda Fact #1: Soda fattens up your organs

A recent Danish study revealed that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in dangerous hard-to-detect fats. Researchers asked participants to drink either regular soda, milk containing the same amount of calories as regular soda, diet cola, or water every day for six months. The results? Total fat mass remained the same across all beverage-consuming groups, but regular-soda drinkers experienced dramatic increases in harmful hidden fats, including liver fat and skeletal fat. The regular-soda group also experienced an 11 percent increase in cholesterol compared to the other groups! And don’t think switching to diet varieties will save you from harm: Artificial sweeteners and food dyes have been linked to brain cell damage and hyperactivity, and research has shown that people who drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Read out about the 7 biggest food label lies.

FIX IT WITH FOOD: The average American drinks 450 calories a day. By switching to water as your go-to beverage, you'll make room in your diet for these 40 Foods with Superpowers—foods that, even in moderation, can strengthen your heart, fortify your bones, and boost your metabolism so you can lose weight more quickly.

Shocking Soda Fact #2: Soda contains flame retardants

Some popular soda brands, including Mountain Dew, use brominated vegetable oil—a toxic flame retardant—to keep the artificial flavoring from separating from the rest of the liquid. This hazardous ingredient—sometimes listed as BVO on soda and sports drinks—can cause bromide poisoning symptoms like skin lesions and memory loss, as well as nerve disorders. If that’s not a good enough reason not to “Do the Dew,” I don’t know what is. (We reveal more insidious ingredients hiding onsupermarket shelves in the 15 Scariest Food Additives).

Are you addicted to diet soda? Find out now!

DRINK DISASTERS: Soda isn’t the only dubious drink you have to watch out for. Many bottled beverages pack enough sugar and calories to foil your get-fit plans in one fell sip. Protect yourself by avoiding the 11 Worst Beverages in the Supermarket!

Shocking Soda Fact #3: Drinking soda makes you a lab rat

Many American soda brands are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, a heart-harming man-made compound derived mainly from genetically engineered corn. The problem? Genetically engineered ingredients have only been in our food chain since the 1990s, and we don't know their long-term health impacts because the corporations that developed the crops never had to test them for long-term safety. Case in point: Some recent findings suggest that genetically engineered crops are linked to digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHATTIEGIRL 2/14/2012 10:32PM

    Hi Darlene;

Scary to say the least. I don't drink soday but use to drink 1 Mountain Dew at the bowling lanes, now I take water. We wonder why the children are so bad in school when you see little 6 month old with soda in their bottle. We are killing our children and it needs to stop and I am working on my DGD and daughter and have them drink water now, milk and 100% juices. They had their bottles that we freeze from home. Thank you for the info and I will pass it on. Learn something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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CBEVNOW 2/11/2012 12:45AM

    Also artificial sweeteners such as Splenda has Formaldehyde in it, so that is in your soda drinks as well.
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JESUSLUVSYOU 2/1/2012 2:29PM

    I have been asking "WHY is diet soda bad for me?" I read some reports from the American Diabetes Association where they don't know WHY but definitely show consisently that people who drink diet soda instead of regular soda GAIN MORE WEIGHT. And then I just read last night that diet soda actually inhibits the body's production of seratonin. So if I keep drinking diet soda, there is just no excuse for it! I have been drinking a lot of water, but emotionally am afraid of "only water." I made my own almond milk for the first time last night. That was fun. I don't know if I will actually drink it though! LOL!!!! Hey, at least I'm trying something new, right?

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SHERYLDS 1/31/2012 1:48PM

    THE SWEET TOOTH HYPOTHESIS

Nutrition researcher David L. Katz, MD, who directs the Yale Prevention Research Center, concerned that artificial sweeteners condition people to want to eat more sweet foods. “What I have seen in my patients is that those who drink diet soda are more vulnerable to stealth sugars,” . Katz says stealth sugars are those added to processed foods that don’t taste sweet, such as crackers, breads, and pasta sauce. They usually come in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/31/2012 1:21PM

    Thank you for sharing this Darlene. Made me check the Diet Coke right away. Luckily it is not in it but still I am down to 1 a day so that is better. Again, thanks for sharing! Hugs!
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SUSIEPH1 1/31/2012 12:32PM

    Thanks for sharing !!

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MIKECIM 1/31/2012 12:27PM

    Yea, I read that the other day, make me glad i don't drink soda's anymore. lol

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