Monday Moaning

Whatever form

Whatever form

Soda – Soft Drinks, depends whether you are American or British, but that is immaterial, the question is what are they doing to our kids?

We have long known that soft drinks/soda are contributing to the current epidemic of obesity.

With ‘light‘ or ‘diet‘ drinks being the worst offenders; which just begs the question, why do so many people drink this shit?

There is new evidence coming to light. Evidence that soda/soft drinks are more evil, much more evil than imagined.

We have become preoccupied with conditions like ADHD (which I have just read is a hoax condition – for another time) and things like inattention at school, juvenile violence levels manifesting at kindergarten level, and worsening in the teens.

But there are definite suspicions as a result of an inconclusive survey by Columbia University epidemiologist Shakira Suglia and her colleagues that the culprit may well be our beloved sodas and soft drinks.

Read this article: Soft drinks’ side effects on Stuff.co.nz

And tell me, that we should be banning these products outright from our children’s diets. In fact governments should be banning these drinks from the young, just like they ban smoking.

Soda was once a luxury, you had a can maybe once a week, I was allowed one 7oz bottle of Coca-Cola on Saturdays; if I had behaved myself during the week.

But today, it is part of our kids food chain, a daily routine, sometimes more, a lot more than one can/bottle a day.

Our kids are overdosing on soda, it’s become a drug, its addictive. A recent case in NZ where a woman died drinking (to excess) Coca-Cola. That’s not a fantasy, it was a decision of the coroner’s court.

As a parent I want you to think about it, seriously. Is your child’s behaviour aggressive, or in any way manifesting some form of antisocial behaviour? Is he/she possibly a bully? Does he/she get irritable? Do they show an attention deficit?  Have there been complaints from school about his/her general behaviour?

Okay… now measure that against their intake of soda – BE HONEST!

Do you see a relationship?

There is a solution! BAN SODA AND SOFT DRINKS.

I have. I have returned to water.

 

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8 responses to this post.

  1. I can’t stand that stuff. My kids never have it except at the occasional birthday party (not their own parties though). Orange juice is a treat for my kids as we don’t even regularly stock that in our fridge. Orange juice has also been implicated in obesity and diabetes.

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    • >Rachel, yes, the above also applies to boxed/canned fruit juice. The only ‘safe’ juice is squeezed from the fruit at home, given that you are still dealing with residual pesticides… unless you have fruit in the garden. I have passionfruit, and hopefully this year, guava and acerola.

      AV

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  2. And if you drink a soda (we call it pop) the caramel colorings in them are now known to be a carcinogen that causes cancer. Pepsi and Coca Cola have been asked to change their formulas. In California, changes were made after the state government mandated that they had to have labels on them stating they cause cancer, but so far haven’t made the changes nationwide.

    As for ADHD, you know it’s either a hoax or over diagnosed when the US has so many more diagnosed than anywhere else as having the disorder. My take, it only seems to be a problem in school. What does that tell you?

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    • >lsf, yes, and it is primarily those that are affecting the madness in kids. I expected a backlash from saying ADHD is a hoax, but I read an interesting article from the ‘founder’ before he died. It is definitely driven by BigPharma, they’re making a mint out of it.

      AV

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      • The school diagnosed my son as ADD, it turns out he was simply bored with the pace of learning. Around that same time I was helping in the cafeteria and saw how many children were receiving medications, it blew me away to see close to 75% of the school children on medications. There’s something really wrong with that. I look forward to hearing what you learned about ADHD.

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      • That’s a really sad indictment on the system.

        AV

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  3. Posted by Alex Jones on August 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Water is the core of my drinking diet. It is shocking the rubbish that goes into processed drinks and foods.

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