Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Italy is a country profoundly committed to good food and drinks. In 1993, Parma Ham producers were well ahead of the curve when they collectively moved to ban the widely used carcinogen nitrate from being used in their products.
So it’s perhaps not a surprise that this food-loving, additive-adverse nation is the one to carry out an analysis into the presence of microplastics in soda.
Scary Soda Samples
Il Salvagente, an active consumer watchdog, sent samples of a number of popular soft drinks for laboratory testing using the same stringent methods employed by the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of New York, which published the globally significant Orb Media report, …
For residents of San Cristóbal de las Casas, a southeastern state of Chiapas in Mexico, soda isn’t an occasional drink; soda is their main source of hydration!
Soda Linked to Diabetes?
Due to decreasing rainfall, poor local infrastructure and (crucially) a huge Coca-Cola plant on the outskirts of San Cristóbal de las Casas that has a license to draw thousands of gallons of water every day from the local water reserves, locals end up drinking soda instead of water.
The presence and effect of the Coca-Cola plant is the subject of heated and emotional debate, but what’s also startling is how a daily diet that consists mainly of …
For most of us, it’s true to say that you’re never very far from a can of diet soda. The soda can is so ubiquitous in our lives that we hardly notice it sitting on a co-worker’s desk, and we barely flinch when they’re thrust into our children’s hands at parties. We have a vague idea that they’re not exactly great for our health, but they’re sugar-free, right? So how bad can it be, exactly? Let’s look the other way again.
Or not. You see, diet soda is not good for your health. Many argue that it doesn’t even occupy a neutral ground, that it’s actually harmful. Let’s …
One drink you really should avoid We eat and drink many things that are bad for us health wise. In some ways, it is understandable. I would think that most people, if given the option, would probably choose a snack cake over a bowl of kale. Yet the snack cake is loaded with sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives while in a Human Nutrition Research Center study, kale ranked highest in antioxidants of any food.
So while we won’t stop consuming all the things that are bad for us or begin consuming all the things that are good for us, with a little common sense and will power, we can strike a balance.
If you’re trying to lose weight or simply get healthier, one must-do tool in your get-fit arsenal should be to cut empty calories. Empty calories are what we consume in foods and beverages that yield few or no beneficial nutrients—but pack on plenty of calories. Consuming food and beverage items like soda, energy drinks, pizza, hot dogs, and junk food will rack up your calorie count while offering you no nutrients in return.
That’s why switching from soda to water is a perfect way to cut empty calories. Water doesn’t have any calories, but hydrates our bodies and gives us necessary minerals. In the case of alkaline ionized water, you can actually drink antioxidants and hydroxyl ions through your …