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 soda is affecting the health and well-being of San Cristóbal residents.
The persistent shortage of drinkable water and easy access to cheap soda means that many San Cristóbal locals drink over half a gallon of soda every day.
“You see the kids drinking Coke and not water. Right now, diabetes is hitting the adults, but it’s going to be the kids next. It’s going to overwhelm us.” – Dr. Vicente Vaqueiros, San Juan Chamula
Mortality Rates Are Rising!
The toxic effects of drinking soda that is laced with sugar and chemicals are sobering since diabetes as a cause of death in Chiapas leaped an astonishing 30% from 2013 – 2016. In the region, diabetes is responsible for more than 3,000 deaths every year.
Two generations are already struggling with diabetes, and children (who make up the third generation of residents) currently have little choice but to continue drinking soda instead of water.
Soda – Don’t Go There!
San Cristóbal de las Casas might be an extreme example of locals drinking soda instead of water, but there is little doubt that soda does our health no favors at all.
As the temperatures rise and we seek out ways to cool down and hydrate, it’s important that we hydrate ourselves in a way that promotes good health rather than running the risk of compromising our health.
“Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes.
This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda.” – Dr. Nachman, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
To avoid health risks that are unnecessary and toxic – consumers should avoid drinking soda and choose to drink water – particularly hydrogen-rich alkaline water from a Tyent water ionizer.
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