The Bubbly Drink: A Killer Among Us

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Soda or soft drinks are drinks that contain carbonated water and artificial flavors. There are different soda flavors such as lemon, orange, grapes or cola. They have been developing over the past years from soda water to soda drinks with all these unique flavors. Making sweetener for soda has to have a very large amount of sugar. Some people drink soda every day with every meal, so that means they drink more sugar than their body needs. The sugar in soda is making our body flexible to gain more weight and become fat. Obesity is the main reason for getting diseases, but sugar is the main reason for obesity. Rachele Kanigel believes, “Soda raise diabetes risk and rob bones. They are wrecking our teeth and they are making us fat” (160). Soda has bad effects more than cigarettes because they are everywhere and for everyone. However, if you are under eighteen years old, you cannot buy a pack of cigarettes. Nevertheless, soda is very cheap in price and can be in any vending machine at schools or gas stations. Sodas have been super-sized over the past years from a small can for one person to a bigger size for a family, so they have a very faithful history. Sodas are the main reason for a lot of diseases that have emerged these days and the most important is obesity. Now days, the soda drink industry invested in diet soda to cover or to have a better effect in our body than normal soda. Diet sodas have less sugar percentage, so they are healthier technically but still have side effects on teeth and bones. Samantha B. Cassetty writes, “Daily diet-soda drinkers had a significantly higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than nondrinkers” (46). We satisfy ourselves without thinking, so the soda industry can get more income telling about th... ... middle of paper ... 2014. Kanigel, Rachele. "It Raises Diabetes Risk and Robs Bone. It's Wrecking Our Teeth. And It's Making Us Fat. The Culprit? Soda." Prevention Oct. 2006: 160. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. Nickell, Joe. "'Pop' Culture: Patent Medicines Become Soda Drinks." Skeptical Inquirer Jan.- Feb. 2011: 14+. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. "Quick Studies." Nutrition Action Health Letter 40.3 2013: 8. CINAHL Complete. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. Schlosberg, Suzanne. "Do Diet Sodas Help You Diet? I'm Hooked On Diet Cola. Will It Really Help Me Lose the Pounds? ... and More of Your Questions Answered Here." Shape Nov. 2004: 174+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. Waugh, Rachel. "Soda Shock: Soda May Taste Great, But Drink Too Much of It and Your Body Pays an Unhealthy Price." Scholastic Choices Nov.-Dec. 2008: 6+. Academic OneFile. Web. 1 Apr. 2014
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