All of you soda pop drinkers out there will cringe (and maybe even boo me) when you read this. But PLEASE read this anyway.
Everyone has heard the old, "Drink 8 glasses (8oz each) of water a day." Let me repeat that....WATER. I know a lot of gals that say they just can't stand the taste of water. I say, find a source you like and stick with it! There is tap, home filtered, MANY different bottled waters (yes they all taste different), mineral water, flavored water, vitamin water... you get the idea. I do not suggest sparkling water, as here is why... the carbonation.
Speaking of carbonation..... So most people think soda pop is bad for you because of all the sugar. So they go buy "diet" pop (I cringe). It's mostly the carbonation that is bad for you. Your body knows how to process natural forms of sugar, so don't sweat it. Carbonation is not natural. It actually will deplete your mineral supplies, mainly the magnesium in your bones making you more susceptible to osteoporosis. As for the artificial sweeteners in the "diet" sodas, they can actually feed your diabetes making it nearly impossible to overcome it.
I can hear some of you saying, "You're wrong! My doctor said diet was better than regular! It's all I can have if I want to drink soda." I'm sorry, but do the research. The doctors are just repeating old wives tales of strategically marketed ploys of drug companies long ago. I know, I know, it sounds like a paranoid conspiracy, but I promise, if you do REAL research into it, you will find I am telling you the truth. If you wean yourself off of soda, or at least drastically reduce your consumption, you will see dramatic pleasing results in your health.
Now what about concentrated juices? Yes, they can be good for you as long as they are made with natural sugars and not high fructose corn syrup. Having the natural fiber still in it is a big plus. Also, when consuming any beverage other than water, remember you may be drinking empty calories. Think- is there any nutritional value to this? If not, please make a better choice. They are out there.
The purpose of this page is to inform and encourage better choices in liquid consumption. All doctors agree that water is best!