Water vs. Soda?

The weekend will be nice and with nice weather also comes a plethora of events and activities that aren’t friendly on our health and diet goals.  You’re at a BBQ and they offer you a Soda – in your mind you are probably thinking “Hey, why not, it won’t kill me!”.  THINK AGAIN.  Below are some statistics and facts on why that thought of “hey, why not” should never enter your vocabulary when choosing a soda over a refreshing water garnished with simple flavors like lemon or mint.

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Learn the benefits of water and why we need to drink more as well as the shocking things that soda contain:

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WATER

  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (This probably applies to half of the world’s population).
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it’s often mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even mild dehydration will slow down a person’s metabolism by as much as 3%.
  4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  5. The #1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
  6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
  9. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

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SODA

  1. In many U.S. states, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Soda in the truck if it is necessary to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Soda and it will be gone in two days.
  3. To clean a toilet, pour a can of Soda into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Soda removes stains from vitreous china.
  4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers, rub the bumper with a rumpled up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Soda.
  5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals, pour a can of Soda over the terminals to bubble away corrosion.
  6. To loosen a rusted bolt, apply a cloth soaked in Soda to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  7. To remove grease from clothes, empty a can of Soda into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent and run through a regular cycle. The Soda will help loosen grease stains.
  8. Soda can clean road haze from your windshield.

FURTHERMORE

  1. The active ingredient in Soda has a pH of 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days and will leach calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
  2. To carry Soda syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
  3. The distributors of Soda have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now, the question remains: would you like a glass of water or that one harmless Soda?

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this Blog is not intended to diagnose, teat, cure or prevent any disease

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