Don't just facepalm when you've not seen the facts yourself.
Yeah, they aren't too bad.
I generally like to stick to something... ehh, "simple" if I want to treat myself. Coca-Cola fills that void nicely imo.
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So you're ignoring things like, the body changing the type of sugar, tissue uptake by sugar, partial absorption of the sugar, metabolism, excretion, and the fact that we have far more than 1 pint of blood in our body?
Even diabetics going around with amounts as high as 500 mg/dl don't have blood that's turned into a syrup. Mind, its still not good at all, and it can get sluggish in some parts of your body, but thats because even the slightest changes in viscosity can have a drastic effect.
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There is nothing wrong with Coca-Cola and there is also nothing wrong with the corn syrup. It's the same thing as sugar to your body. The stuff saying it's bad is propaganda from the sugar industry. I won't drink any diet sodas or no calorie garbage.
Coke has always been the best cola drink but lately I've taken to drinking Sam's Choice from Wal-Mart. It's made by Cott's and is pretty good. I challenge anybody to tell it apart from Pepsi in a blindfold test. The Sam's Choice Ginger Ale is also the best tasting one bar none.
So much facepalm in this thread...
@ the OP: MaximusRex sums it up perfectly, and I echo his sentiments - the number of ingredients in a food has nothing to do with how "good" or "bad" it is. What if I made a salad that contained one gram of every single known fruit and vegetable and spice on the planet? There would be hundreds of thousands of ingredients. It might taste like shit, but you could bet it would have quite a few vitamins and minerals in it.
This leads me to my second point, what constitutes "health?" Are you talking about cardiorespiratory health? Cardiometabolic health? Musculoskeletal health? Emotional/psychological health? Health of your immune system? The human body consists of various interconnected and interdependent tissues and systems. It is important to be able to understand how each one works and how each one is influenced by things like nutrition, exercise, stress, chemicals, radiation, stupid people, etc.
In terms of metabolic health (i.e., the ability of the body to be sensitive to insulin, to clear glucose from the blood, to store, mobilize, and oxidize fatty acids, etc.), soda, either made with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (which, if you are referring to HFCS-55 is virtually the exact same thing as fructose), is something which probably should not be over-consumed by most individuals. Notice the key word, "over-consumed." The body can only handle so much metabolizable energy per second, so if you chronically overload it with soda – or any other food or drink – then you're going to cause endocrine damage and, most likely, harm other aspects of your bodily health as well.
I think the US would rank higher (than where we are at) were is not for the huge hispanic population.
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Well lets look at the beverages that are worse then soft drinks.
Right now all I can think of is alcohol, are there any others?
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