Soda? A chemical compound containing sodium. My Mother used caustic soda to clean the drains. Soft drinks [ie Non Alcholic] we purchased from the local herbalist. Dandelion and Burdock was my favourite. They were all natural products which is one reason I rail against Cola Chemicals and our supermarket ‘Lemonade’ that is gaseuous water laced with sugar and chemical ‘flavourings!
This item may be of interest to those who feed their off spring these concoctions and then query why children are suffering an epidemic of various syndromes. This report is from USA where food is regularly adulterated with chemicals and subject to genetic modification.
"For years, advocates of natural health have been hammering away at the message that soda causes diabetes and obesity. The soda industry, meanwhile, has remained in denial mode, mirroring the ridiculous position of the tobacco industry that “nicotine is not addictive.” Soda doesn’t cause diabetes, the industry claims, and it’s perfectly safe to consume in essentially unlimited quantities.The Corn Refiners Association has joined the denial with its own spin campaign that seeks to convince people High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is totally natural and completely harmless. HFCS is, of course, the primary sweetener used in sodas and soft drinks. Now comes new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference in San Francisco.
This new research reveals that over the last 10 YEARS, in usa, soda consumption has conservatively caused:
130,000 new cases of diabetes and 14,000 new cases of heart disease
Childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise, and children are increasingly acquiring Type 2 diabetes. Are you disturbed by this fact? I am, although I’m not surprised because of the poor quality of the food we grow and eat in the U.S. Serving sizes have doubled, tripled even quadrupled at restaurants and fast food joints. And children are cleaning their plates despite the enormity of serving size. Which is why nine million children in usa or 15 %, aged 6 to 11 years, are considerably overweight.
·Nearly 66% of today’s adults are overweight or obese
·Children may not live as long as their parents. Experts suggest that their lives could be shortened by as much as 6 years!
·Overweight children are getting Type 2 Diabetes, a disease normally acquired only by adults.
Tips for Today
Every little step you take helps, as long as you get started now!
Step 1: Eliminate or at least reduce High Fructose Corn Syrup from your family’s diet.
A 2004 study by George Bray, an obesity scientist at the Louisiana State University System’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center found a link between the consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and obesity. The study suggests that the increased use of corn syrup in the late 1970s to early 1980s is related to the rise in obesity in the U.S. Dr. Bray found enough evidence to suggest that Americans should reduce the amount of HFCS in their diets. HFCS is found in most sodas, cakes, cookies, candy, energy bars, sauces (not our Big Acres Sauces), condiments, pickles, even bread, including the buns used by most fast food restaurants!
The problem with HFCS is that this sugar has a high-glycemic index, which means that when eating this ingredient insulin levels increase and then crash, resulting in sugar cravings and increased hunger.
Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of HFCS in your family’s diet:
1. Read food labels! Stop buying products that contain corn syrup. Find alternatives to foods containing HFCS.
2. Shop at a grocery store like Whole Foods that offers healthy options. Some large grocery chains like Raley’s and Safeway offer a natural foods section. Check these sections too. Of course, all stores include products that contain this ingredient, so be sure to review every label.
3. Check the ingredients of some of your favorite fast foods on the restaurants’ websites and select alternatives – or better yet, eliminate fast food altogether!
4. Try foods sweetened with natural cane sugar. Better yet, sweeten it yourself with agave syrup or Stevia, a natural non-sugar, low carbohydrate and non-chemical sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugar.
By reading food labels and reducing high fructose corn syrup, your family’s health situation will improve over time. Little steps make big differences, so get started now!
Melanie Yunk http://blog.banofhfcs.com/