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    peppyprep Female 13-17
    476 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    Link: How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health - Everything I love is going to kill me.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6665 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    No problem. I drink scotch.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    Two things I eliminated from my life over 20 years ago: soda of any kind and television.

    No regrets.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    My Type 1 diabetes father-in-law insists that he HAS to drink Diet coke. I try to avoid that conversation the best I can..
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3775 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    a friend years ago got rushed to the hospital with a big kidney stone. when i went to see her, she told me her specialist told her that the stone was caused by cola drinking and cola drinking alone. once she stopped drinking a six-pack per day, her kidney problems pretty much ended.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36204 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Beer is my soft drink of choice.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    969 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    I LOVE MOUNTAIN DEW
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    Water only.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    What does bourbon do?
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    The only way to be sure your drink is safe is to make it yourself ...

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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    Wow - a perfect example of how simple facts can be twisted into yet another "scare the masses" and "support my world view" infomercial.

    *Everything* is bad for you if it isn`t taken in moderation... just as slut_etta stated - a six pack of coke a day? No wonder her friend had a kidney stone.

    Ten to one, if we track down the person who came up with this, we`ll find they worked for Fox news or on the Conservative/Republican propaganda wagon - it has their kind of hellfire and brimstone content flavoring...
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    InvaderTiger Female 18-29
    55 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    I`ve never understood the attraction to soda. I don`t mind them, but I feel like carbonated drinks aren`t refreshing.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    I really hate it when people use the word "impact" to mean anything other than something literally smacking into something else. The only way a soft drink can "impact" your health is if someone uses a bottle of it to fracture your skull.

    The word is "EFFECT" (noun) or "AFFECT" (verb).
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    "Wow - a perfect example of how simple facts can be twisted into yet another "scare the masses" and "support my world view" infomercial."

    Yup, You`ll find that occurs with many other topics as well, like "Climate Change" and "GMO Foods"
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    Well, I do have eczema, but my love for mountain dew is so strong I honestly am willing to put up with it. Besides, the lotion I use keeps that poo in check anyway.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36204 posts
    August 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 1:00 am
    Look, if you go by every scientific research fact,
    you wouldn`t eat, drink, breathe and be dead in 3 minutes
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 1:02 am
    tommy2X4

    What does bourbon do?
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    get you pissed as a rat
    thats what Bourbon does mate
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 3:41 am
    Myth busted!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 6:05 am
    This is fear-mongering for the most part. Sodium benzoate is commonly found in many food items, and is really only harmful when combined with Vitamin C.

    Drinking diet soda eliminates the problems with sugar, corn syrup, diabetes and obesity.

    BPA is so common that it is used everywhere. While a few studies show a correlation to negative health effects, the majority of studies find no problem with it.

    Osteoporosis from soft drinks is only a problem if you have little to no calcium intake. For anyone that so much as has a glass of milk a day you`re fine.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Again, you can make stats say anything you want. That said, I was a Coca-Cola addict for years drinking 6-8 cans a day easy. I gave up regular soda three years ago and in the first 2 months dropped 15 pounds with that change alone.
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    sanamonie Male 13-17
    13 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 11:40 am
    DFWBrysco- i did at one point seem confused and insulted on how and where the factual infromation was gathered from. with a hinting sense that it was written with an intent for idiots.
    so yeah sounds like fox
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    Anyone try Mexican Coke? Wait... let me try again. Anyone try Mexican Coca-Cola? It`s made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. I found it in a store today for $2 a bottle, had to try it. It seemed better to me. It was smoother and had a more rounded flavor and not so, well, syrupy. Maybe I just wanted it to seem better, I don`t know.

    It was also nice to drink it from a glass bottle, instead of plastic or aluminum.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    Table sugar, or sucrose, consists of one glucose molecule and one fructose molecule weakly bound together. As soon as it contacts stomach acid, it breaks apart into glucose and fructose.

    Corn syrup has much more glucose than fructose, so they use enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to make it sweeter.

    The most common forms of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are HFCS 42 (used in beverages, processed foods, cereals, and baked goods), ~42% fructose and ~53% glucose; and HFCS 55 (mostly used in soft drinks), ~55% fructose and ~42% glucose. So, some HFCS actually has LESS fructose than sugar, while some has SLIGHTLY more.

    The funny thing is that a few years ago, many of these so-called nutrition experts were touting PURE fructose as a healthy alternative to regular sugar.

    The reason kids today are so fat is not because Coke switched to HFCS but because a bottle of Coke has gone from 6 oz to 20 oz.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm
    @MK, I`ve had Mexican Coke, and the difference, I believe, can be mostly attributed to the bottle (bottled Coke always had less bite than canned Coke), it`s age, and being jostled around in a truck for ~1000 mi., which would reduce the carbonation and mellow the flavor.

    Coke pulled the switch in the 80s. New Coke, which was actually Diet Coke with HFCS instead of sacharin, was brought out to beat Pepsi in those "Take the Pepsi Challenge" taste tests, where people taking only a sip usually chose the sweeter drink.

    Nevertheless, people demanded the old Coke, so they brought it back, but with HFCS. (I think that was the plan all along.)

    That fall, I was in a play. The theater had been closed all summer, and it had a Coke machine in the basement. The Coke had been kept cold and in total darkness for ~4 months, so it was like new. We did some taste tests with Old Coke (w/sugar) vs, Coke Classic (w/HFCS), and nobody could taste the difference.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    August 29, 2013 at 4:30 am
    I have this poster hanging up in my cubicle.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    August 29, 2013 at 5:38 am
    mykunter: "Anyone try Mexican Coca-Cola?"

    No, but I have tried throwback Pepsi and throwback Mt.Dew, both were made with sugar instead of HFCS. And yes, I preferred them both for the same reasons you gave. These were both packaged in cans, btw.

    Used to have a Pepsi bottling plant where I lived, grew up with 16oz bottles as the norm. Still believe it`s one of the best recycling models for drinks.

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