Why you shouldn’t drink soda

24 May

Excuse me for a minute while I go on a rant.

 

Every time I go to the grocery store, I tally in my mind the amount of people with carts full of soda. Not one pack. I mean cart overflowing with soda. So much soda that they have to add it on to the edges of their carts. And mostly nothing else in the cart. Maybe some microwave pizzas.  And if you’re that person, I’m judging you.

I’m not a rude person, but this completely baffles me. Are you throwing a party? Why do you need 100 20 oz bottles of mountain dew? It amazes me that people are even still drinking soda. It’s disgusting. It’s sugar and empty calories in a bottle.

 

WHY?????

 

Not saying I’ve never had one. But I can honestly say I have not willingly consumed a soft drink in over two years (unless there was alcohol in it). I think I’ve mentioned my view on this. If a beverage has calories and no alcohol in it…..why???

Since the 1950’s the average size coke bottle has gone from 8 oz to now giant 20 oz bottles. Soda is purely 100% high fructose corn syrup from GMO corn in most cases. They are the biggest source of added sugar in the U.S diet. Studies have found that people who drink soda weigh more, and you tend to eat more during the day if you drink soft drinks. Soda can even predispose some people to gaining weight.

(information from the book Omnivore’s Dilemma and http://www.kickthecan.info/soda-facts)

People must be seriously addicted to this crap. When everyone is equally as stumped as to why people in America are so fat, unhealthy, and spending so much on healthcare. Grass fed meat and organic vegetables are TOO EXPENSIVE….but let’s find room in the budget for some diet coke. When this is the food people chose to spend their money on (which I don’t know how anyone can justify), it’s no mystery why there are so many health problems.

Sorry about the rant. I’m really not rude. If you have a soda once in awhile, you’re not a terrible person. But I’ve consistently seen roughly 3-5 people with CARTS FULL OF IT for the past three weeks at the grocery store and it’s infuriating. Had to get that out.

Do you drink soda????? WHY????? STOP IT!

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6 Responses to “Why you shouldn’t drink soda”

  1. Heather May 24, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    I used to drink a lot of diet soda before I got pregnant. My friend who is a social worker said it is harder to give up then smoking. I still have one a day, but for the caffine because I don’t like hot coffee or hot tea.

  2. Hayley May 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Yuck I hate soda! I used to drink Diet Coke all the time but never do anymore. I honestly don’t like the taste or the way it makes my stomach feel after

  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 25, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    When I lost 50kgs (110 pounds) I started drinking lots of diet soda as a way to stop hunger and give me something sweet to have but it was so not healthy at all. I kicked the habit and would then have maybe 1-2 cans of diet soda a week but then decided to cut it out altogether about 3 years ago when i read about just how bad those artificial sweeteners can be for you and what it does to your body.

    It can definitely be hard to give up but it is so not worth the health risks to have it. Good on you for the rant and thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Tony May 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Good post. I couldn’t agree more. I have written repeatedly about the dangers of drinking soda, both diet and sugary. Keep up the good work.

  5. Stacy May 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I can see the addicting part. It’s odd. I’m not into the sugar (actually prefer diet taste to regular sugar taste – I know it’s awful). But what I crave sometimes is the carbonation. Sometimes I just need BUBBLES.

    Is that weird?

  6. cleaneatingveggiegirl May 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I RARELY drink soda (like once every 2 to 3 weeks), and when I do I drink Zevia. Still not GREAT, but better than the alternative!

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