Hola again friends! Hope you have had an amazing start to the spring season. As it gets hotter, it is important to stay healthy and hydrated. I was in town the other day, walking around with my teenager and we noticed tons of children, as young as one year of age, consuming soda pop!
One mother was even pouring some into a baby bottle! That is damaging on so many levels, (think of the gums and teeth of that poor child), but that wasn’t my main concern! My main concern is diabetes and bone deterioration! In short, carbonization is bad for the bones, and the artificial sweeteners that are added to everything from cereal to soda pops is a main culprit in the rise of childhood diabetes.
The harmful effects of soda pop
Bubbly beverages contain phosphoric acid, which is harmful to calcium metabolism and diminish bone mass. Consuming sodas and carbonated water increases your risk of osteoporosis. Carbonation can occur naturally in certain spring water which can also contain high levels of phosphoric acid. The best way to keep your bones healthy is to choose teas, light juice blends and flat spring water over carbonated beverages.
On a side note, most sweet beverages contain a sweetener called High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). HFCS is made when corn syrup undergoes an enzymatic process where the corn syrup is converted into different molecules, producing a highly concentrated sweetener at a very low sale point. This is what the USA has been putting in everything from cereals, to candies, to ketchup, to cokes in place of sugar. There are many health issues linked to HFCS. Please click on my links and research further if it is of interest to you! This is need to know info! “Cheers…and drink to your health!” Love and light!
Bubbly Brown Sugar
Here is some Bubbly Brown Sugar that is good and healthy for your body and spirit!
A.J Roche’ is an Author and Creative Collaborator at Community Publishing. Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities.
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