Reading the article, This Is Your Body On A Can Of Soda | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation (which is basically an introduction to an infographic, not an actual article) I learned two interesting things:
- High Fructose Corn Syrup has its own website.
- There is a website from Coca-Cola called the Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness.
I’m still undecided about creating blog posts with content from other blog posts so I won’t put the interesting infographic in this post. You can view it here: http://visual.ly/how-soft-drinks-impact-your-health. Some interesting tidbits from the infographic:
- Less than an hour after drinking a soda the body ups its dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of the brain which is, physically, the same way heroin works.
- Researchers calculate that each additional soda consumed by adults will increase the risk of obesity 1.6 times.
- Approximately one in 10 health care dollars is spent on diabetes — those who drink soda have an 80% increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
I also learned of a website, waterforlifeusa.com, which I thought was going to be about the benefits of water. Or maybe a website saying to only drink water. Instead, it’s a website selling water and explains, using peer reviewed research, how ionized water has tremendous health benefits. I guess regular water does not have health benefits.
So, from one article I was taught that soda is bad which took me to a site saying high fructose corn syrup is bad, and, finally, a website saying water is bad.