Shocking News: Soda makes us fat!
Now, there are those who have been saying this for years, but it’s getting to the point where some might consider it a pandemic. I remember my father telling me that soda pop was just plain bad for us. I believed him for most of my childhood. Even to the point where during football , basketball (when I played) and tennis season, I never drank the stuff.
When I got a little older and realized how extremely poor we were, I figured my Dad just used “pop is bad for you” as a good excuse for not buying soda pop very often.
But a recent study indicates that soda pop has a direct correlation to the obesity of America.
The rise in soft drink consumption mirrors the national march toward obesity. At the midpoint of the 20th century, Americans drank four times as much milk as soda pop. Today, the ratio is almost completely reversed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, in the past 30 years the national obesity rate has more than doubled, and among teenagers, more than tripled, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Interestingly, nutritionists don’t necessarily agree on what causes the soda pop to be so fattening. Many point to the sheer amount of calories. Others point to the high amount of “high fructose corn syrup.” But all nutritionist agree that soda pops are a most likely the main contributor to the substantial increase in the obesity of American society.
So what do you think?
See the CNN article for more information.