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Is soda unhealthy?

Is soda unhealthy?

No healthy benefit: A little bit of soda here and there probably won't do you much harm, but the problem with most of us here in america is that we over-do it too often. Supersizes! does anyone really need a 32-oz gulper? But, i see people bring this to the doctor's office--seen 2 today! just look at how many cubes of sugar in a 32 oz cup--u now know why it is unhealthy. Live sensibly. Live long. Good luck. ...Read more

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How bad is soda for you?

How bad is soda for you?

It's no-win.: Regular sodas have a significant amount of simple sugar therein, which is unhealthy. And calorie-free sodas have a lot of artificial sweeteners, which are unhealthy in large amounts. So either way, adding soda as a staple of your daily diet would be a bad idea. Drink water. ...Read more

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Why are sodas so unhealthy?

Why are sodas so unhealthy?

Sugar and CO2: Sugar causes decayn elevated blood glucose an the whole chain of metabolic dysregulation. Then there's the change in body ph associated with carbonated beverages . Water is much healthier. ...Read more

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Is soda what's making me fat?

Is soda what's making me fat?

Extra calories.: In our diets we have those unnecessary calories that just add extra weight to our bodies for no good reason. Soda is a perfect example of this. 500 calories of soda every day would add one pound of body weight to you every week - over 50 pounds in a year of extra weight - just from soda. Unnecessary. Drink water. ...Read more

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Is diet soda unhealthy?

Is diet soda unhealthy?

Better choices: And we can't say that diet soda IS healthy! Drinking a can or two of diet soda a day is not likely to hurt you. The small amount of artificial sweeteners and chemicals in one or two are likely harmless. But don't think it will really help you lose weight...many studies have shown this isn't the case. There are many healthier choices, mostly WATER:) ...Read more

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Is soda bad for kidneys?

Is soda bad for kidneys?

Maybe bad,never good: Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys. Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key! ...Read more

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Is club soda bad for me?

Is club soda bad for me?

Not at all: Club soda is generally only carbonated water and is no worse than water, aside from the gassy side effect. There are no health ramifications and it is good for you. ...Read more

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Does soda dehydrate you?

Does soda dehydrate you?

No: Studies have finally been done for we who drink lots of soda, and if you drink and maintain good hydration, then no. The caffeine in some can theoretically increase urination, but not practically seen. Bigger issue is the empty calories if you drink sweetened soda (=don't). The sugar load can cause hydration issues...And diabetes...And obesity! ...Read more

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What is baking soda good for?

What is baking soda good for?

Baking Soda or: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is often used topically in a paste water to decrease itching or inflammation (especially in association with certain insect stings) and is often an additive to toothpastes. There are other medicinal uses as well. Here's a good article: http://www.Healthguidance.Org/entry/15156/1/health-benefits-of-baking-soda.Html. ...Read more

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What in soda is so addictive?

What in soda is so addictive?

Sweetness: In most sodas the sweetness is sugar and /or corn syrup. Some have artificial sweetners. We are genetically programmed to seek out sweet things for eating and drinking. It is more of a craving than an addiction. ...Read more