Most of my friends and the public at large has an indispensable relationship with their sodas be it Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, RC or what have you. Not a meal is spared wihtout washing it off by this frizzy, gassy and saccharine liquid with a loud and proud belch thereafter.
Am I missing something? Let me enumerate and learn what this fluid made of.
1.CARBONATED WATER - is simply plain water infused with Carbon dioxide which is relatively good for the health as a stand alone drink.
2.HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS) - a sweetener made from BT corn. a cheaper alternative to table sugar.
What you get: Metabolic Diseases like Obesity and Diabetes
3.CARAMEL COLOR - is made from 4-methylimidazole to give artificial caramel-ish color of your soda.
What you get: Cancer
4. PHOSPHORIC ACID - deliberately added to sofdrinks to give them a sharper flavor.
What you get: Bone, Dental and Kidney Diseases
5. CAFFEINE - to enhance the flavor of cola beverages.
What you get: Sleep pattern disruption, Increased Anxiety, Hyperactivity and Stomach problem in Children.
6. CITRIC ACID - a commonly used additive.
What you get: Tooth Enamel Erosion, Irritation of the Digestive System, Heartburns, Stomach mucus membrane damage.
7.NATURAL FLAVORS - (kinda scary bit because its the vaguest of all the ingredients)
According to Pepsico,
8. SUGAR -
|What you get: 9 tbsp of sugar/can|