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The Real Effects of Soda

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If you grew up in the U.S. you probably have no problem recognizing this:

Ahh, the Coke polar bear--symbol of warm fuzzy feelings and campaigns that tell us all to "open happiness". If only you could buy happiness in a 12oz plastic would be so much easier.

But we're starting to come around to the fact that drinking too many sugary drinks like Coke and other sodas are actually taking us further away from the things that really make us happy, like good health and fitness. This new video by CSPI shows what happens to the REAL bears after the commercial cameras leave:

If you're struggling to kick the soda habit once and for all, Sparkpeople is a good place to start. Set up a custom goal so that you can track your progress. You'll be amazed at how fast the weight comes off when you stop wasting calories on liquid candy. emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/10/2012 5:55PM

    So very true! :)

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MIDNIGHTER1 10/10/2012 2:58PM

    Ah! The ills of mass soda consumption. The video is spot on. Soda containers are getting bigger and bigger and cheaper. In this growing fastfood generation ,people are rapidly headed towards Diabetes,high cholesterol and heart disease. The truth is out there,we as a people are not heeding the warnings. Great blog by the way.

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JESSYVIRGINY 10/10/2012 1:23PM

    emoticon blog emoticon

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IGSBETH 10/10/2012 1:16PM

    Yeah, quitting soda is the way to go.

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LADYJ6942 10/10/2012 1:16PM

    Thanks for the visual re sugar in soda, it is insane.

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