March/April 2002 Alternative Health
Ten Reasons Never to Consume Soft Drinks...
- Soft drinks steal water from the body. They work very much like
a diuretic which takes away more water than it provides to the body.
Just to process the high levels of sugar in soft drinks steals a considerable
amount of water from the body. To replace the water stolen by soft
drinks, you need to drink 8-12 glasses of water for every one glass
of soft drinks that you consume.
- Soft drinks never quench your thirst, certainly not your body's
need for water. Constantly denying your body an adequate amount can
lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration, a condition that weakens your
body at the cellular level. This, in turn, can lead to a weakened
immune system and a plethora of diseases.
- The elevated levels of phosphates in soft drinks leach vital minerals
from your body. Soft drinks are made with purified water that also
leach vital minerals from your body. A severe lack of minerals can
lead to Heart Disease (lack of magnesium), Osteoporosis (lack of calcium)
and many other diseases. Most vitamins can not perform their function
in the body without the presence of minerals.
- Soft drinks can remover rust from a car bumper or other metal surfaces.
Imagine what it's doing to your digestive tract as well as the rest
of your body.
- The high amounts of sugar in soft drinks causes your pancreas to
produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash".
Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes
and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive
to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.
- Soft drinks severely interfere with digestion. Caffeine and high
amounts of sugar virtually shut down the digestive process. That means
your body is essentially taking in NO nutrients from the food you
may have just eaten, even that eaten hours earlier. Consumed with
french fries, which can take WEEKS to digest, there is arguably nothing
worse a person can put in their body.
- Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been linked to depression,
insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illness. The
FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame.
That's 80% of ALL complaints about food additives.
- Soft drinks are EXTREMELY acidic, so much so that they can eat through
the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it
sits on the shelf too long. Alzheimer patients who have been autopsied
ALL have high levels of aluminum in their brains. Heavy metals in
the body can lead to many neurological and other diseases.
- Soft drinks again are extremely acidic: the human body naturally
exists at a pH of about 7.0. Soft drinks have a pH of about 2.5, which
means you are putting something into your body that is hundred of
thousands of times more acidic than your body is! Diseases flourish
in an acidic environment. Soft drinks and other acidic foods deposit
acid waste in the body which accumulates over time in the joints and
around the organs. For example, the body pH of cancer or arthritis
patients are always low. The sicker the person, the lower the body
- Soft drinks are the WORST THING you can possibly put in your body.
Don't even think of taking a sip of a soft drink when you are sick
with a cold, flu or something worse. It will only make it that much
harder for your body to fight the illlness.