Soda Pop And Obesity

by Howard Jamison on September 24, 2009

Wondering why you are gaining weight? Have you counted how many sodas or other sweetened drinks you consume in a day? Did you know that soda pop racks up 17 teaspoons of sugar and about 250 calories per 20-ounce serving?

The California Center For Public Health Advocacy is now reporting that for the first time they have scientific evidence that soda drinks are one of the largest (if not the biggest) contributors to obesity in our society.

The study found that 24% of adults drink one or more non-diet sodas per day which means that 27% are more than likely to be overweight. The results for children are even worse with 62% of adolescents (age 12-17) and 41% of children (age 2-11) consuming at least one sugar-laden drink per day.

To break this down further, as an example in Sacramento County, California alone, 23.6% adults, 55.5% adolescents (ages 12-17) and 35.4% children (ages 2-11) are consuming one or more sodapops on a daily basis. You can visit the following link for more information on other counties throughout the State of California:

With this knowledge in-hand, it should be enough to scare the up and coming generations that with this sweetened habit of soda pop consumption, the life expectancy will be shorter than of previous generations. But this is only part of the problem, as there will be overall health issues such as diabetes and other forms of chronic illnesses. Not to mentioned that all this sugar will have an affect on producing more cavities, especially with children. All of this sugar consumption is driving up the ‘health care costs’ in so many ways.

Bottom line, the less sugar consumed in one’s diet the better off Americans will be – this is the number one thing you can do to improve your health. It does not matter whether it is a diet soda or not, they are all bad for you.

We can’t afford to raise another Pepsi Generation!!

Here is an unbelievable Ad that the Soda Pop Board of America promoted back in the 1950’s >>> Cola Ad Part of the Ad states . . . “Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness.”


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