lilered Posted November 18, 2008 Report Share Posted November 18, 2008 To build on what has already been developed on this thread. Source: American Trends The Dangers of Soft Drinks - AmericaINGREDIENTS IN SOFT DRINKS-A WITCH'S BREWHigh Fructose Corn Syrup, now used in preference to sugar, is associated with poor development of collagen in growing animals, especially in the context of copper deficiency. All fructose must be metabolized by the liver. Animals on high-fructose diets develop liver problems similar to those of alcoholics.Aspartame, used in diet sodas, is a potent neurotoxin and endocrine disrupter.Caffeine stimulates the adrenal gland without providing nourishment. In large amounts, caffeine can lead to adrenal exhaustion, especially in children.Phosphoric acid, added to give soft drinks "bite," is associated with calcium loss.Citric acid often contains traces of MSG, a neurotoxin.Artificial Flavors may also contain traces of MSG.Water may contain high amounts of fluoride and other contaminants.Again pointing to the wisdom of Moderation In All Things Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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