Are Soft Drinks really as Healthy as they Claim
I drink a lot of pop, always have. What can I say? I just love the taste of it. Or, maybe I’m addicted . . . who knows.
You could probably call me an expert on pop. But the interesting thing is, although people say pop is the unhealthiest drink for you, I’m as healthy as a racehorse. Pop seems to have no effect on me or my health. Because of that, this topic is a hard one. Honestly, have you ever heard of someone dying from drinking too much pop? Have you ever heard of someone having a heart attack because of a lifetime of soda pop?
You probably haven’t. And once knowing that, you’d probably reach the conclusion that soft drinks really may be healthy for you. Well, that statement is still wrong.
The thing is, soft drinks are absolutely unhealthy. I don’t care what anyone else says – pop is not good for you. Now, I drink it and remain healthy because I take care of myself. I brush my teeth everyday. I shower, I visit my physician. I eat healthy, I exercise. Doing these things have kept me healthy, not drinking pop.
Like me, you can drink pop and remain healthy, as long as you take care of yourself. When it comes down to it, pop is just another drink. You consume it, you enjoy it, and that’s the end of that.
If you didn’t take care of yourself, though, drinking pop would be a terrible thing. Just think of the all the sugars pop has to offer. With every sip of pop, those sugars are going into your body. They could deteriorate your teeth and ruin your health. Then, there’s the caffeine. Caffeine is naturally unhealthy, causing things from bone deterioration to quirky effects and an over-increase in energy.
The additives in pop also make it highly unhealthy. Additives are the chemicals in soft drinks used to bring out and preserve its flavor. They are what gives pop its special tastes, and they’re unhealthy for you. Some say diet pop is healthy for you. Well, that statement would also be wrong. Even though diet pop doesn’t have the sugars, it has double the additives in order to increase the rather-blah flavor diet pop would have.
There’s no way soft drinks are healthy for you. There is absolutely nothing in them that can make them the slightest bit healthy. But, they don’t have to be unhealthy either, as long as you keep up your health and take care of yourself. I don’t blame you for enjoying pop. I love pop. I couldn’t see my life existing without pop, and I have never had a problem with it . . . neither should you.
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