This is what one sip of soda does to your body.

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>> Update (January, 2015): Coke plans to make their soda less sweet in Canada. (That doesn’t make the below info less disturbing, though.)
>> Update (March 2018): The New York Times published an article on how to reduce your sugar intake. The first thing on the list? No more soda.

I live in the fittest state in the nation. But before we go patting ourselves on our toned backs, let’s remember: only 20 years ago, when I graduated high school, our current state of obesity would have made us the fattest state in the nation.

Stat: America’s gaining weight, and quickly.

Time to wake up, parents in particular! ~ Waylon Lewis, ed.

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Think the below is sca-wee? It gets scarier.

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According to one of our readers, the chemical that should be listed on this image is Bisphenol A, as there are two phenol groups in this chemical.


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83 Responses to “This is what one sip of soda does to your body.”

  1. CynicalHealthNut says:

    I challenge the idea that one sip of any drink will cause me to be a fat person with osteoporosis, kidney disease, asthma and eczema. Seriously, there may be good information on that chart, but it does not apply to "one sip". Living in a city and breathing in brake dust from cars, or living in farm country and inhaling trace amounts of pesticides, walking past the smoking area outside your workplace and catching a whiff of cigarette smoke, eating one meal containing non-organic meat, fruit or vegetables – all will arguably introduce more toxins to your body than a SIP of soda. Why discredit your own good advice (fizzy soft drinks are not a good source of nutrients and harmful if ingested to excess) with the alarmist rhetoric of ONE SIP? I'd love to share your article, but my friends know me as a truthful person, so I can't. Too bad.

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  3. Bob Jone says:

    Get real.. nobody takes "one sip" of soda… they drink a whole can/bottle or nothing.

  4. sean says:

    My grandfather enjoyed coca-cola most of his life, as did my grandmother. Every time I visited him he had some in his fridge. Drank at least a can every day. Poor man, only lived to be 97 🙁

  5. Rich says:

    Orange Crush doesn’t count.

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