America's Drinking Problem and It's not Booze

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  1. OhWiseOne

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    We have known that soft drinks aren't real healthy but this?

    Interesting artical:

    An average of 44.7 gallons of soda per year.

    Mt. Dew uses a flame retardant to keep the drink together.

    Enjoy the reading I'm going for a beer or two. :rolleyes:

    3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda | Yahoo! Health
     
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    I drink no soda but copious amounts of water, coffee and beer. Seems to work for me.
     
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    I enjoy an ice cold coca-cola about six times a year so I'm not going to worry about. That Mountain Dew thing was kind of scary though.
     
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    Yeah. I don't drink pop very often. If I do, it's a luxury, or when I'm out. Too much bad stuff.

    Another reason to give it up is the fact that the darker, caramel colored varieties can be extremely caustic. If you pour some on a rusty piece of metal, it can actually strip the rust away....Scary thought. What's it doing to your insides?
     
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    i drink way too much diet sodas. thanks ohwiseone for posting this. reminders are always good.

    i didn't know about mountaindew. yikes, no more of that.
     
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    This is also my story. Water, coffee, beer, and hot tea during cold weather.
     
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    The saddest and most depressing thing about reading up on this information regarding our health is that when you want to find out more you are directed to advertisements for health magazines and so forth.. Its shocking how dangerous and how little we actually know what goes into the food and drinks we consume and its these products that are thrown in our face on a daily basis without any pre-warning. It amazes me how they get away with putting these ingredients in that damage our health, we don't seem the slightest bit bothered and carry on buying as normal.
     
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    The only soda I drink is a "splash" of in my "very limited amounts" of cocktails.

    Other than that H2O, coffee and milk for me, please...

    I don't even drink tea unless its hot tea and I'm very sick
     
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    I'm addicted to my Soda Stream but I dislike their syrups.:puke:

    Sparkling water in an instant and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you've got a refreshing drink with no nasties in it.
     
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    Mmmm, ice cream float time! I'll also take an A&W Grandpa burger to go.
     
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    The last two for me.

    One reason I had a stomach lining inserted. It's made of aluminum and titanium. The resulting discharge is well.....you figure it out. :rolleyes:

    Just my public service announcement. Here to serve the LPSG masses. :cool:

    "Splash" is that for color.

    OMG you don't drink sweet tea. I'm reporting you to the Daughters of the Confederates. :eek:

    Is this like the feeling of a ray of sunshine after a spring shower? :thinkerg:
     
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    and no calories....YUM.
     
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    We also drink way too much juice! It's not much better than soda...
     
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    But I always have the fear of sticking my tongue to catch a drop of sun soaked rain. You know bird.....ummm.....well. :redface:
     
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    Do you also have to be warned not to eat yellow snow? :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    I grew up in the north so I got the yellow snow thing down. It's the southern liquid rain I have an issue with. :redface:

    Oh also learned very young. Never put your tongue on a steel post in the winter. Oh that didn't sound right. :shhh:
     
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    Eah. I Triple Dog DARE ya!
     
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    Snow or post? Yellow snow maybe steel post no way.
     
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    You know what else can do that? Water. Vinegar. Alcohol. Soy Sauce. Tomato paste. Orange juice.

    Scary, huh?

    The good news is, our insides aren't made out of rusty metal.
     
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    :arms: You two have now given away your true identities :rofl:


    can I please have your autographs? right here>>> :bukkake2: :tongue:
     
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