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.