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Old 03-19-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
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How soft drinks affect your health

Base on the research and the fact about softdrink it contain in which Caffeine increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure, and can contribute to the development of heart disease. Both decaf and regular coffee increase your cholesterol and homocysteine, the biochemical that science has linked to increased risk for heart attack.
What about pregnant women is it advisable to have more dosage or small amount of caffeine ? or just we say drink soft drink and coffee. Have an idea ?

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Old 03-20-2010, 03:22 AM   #2
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Less caffiene and less sugar is better for pregnant women or anyone, really.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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caffeine for pregnants isn't the best, but you and trhe child will survive with one cup a day...
If you consume high amount during pregnancy the child gets addicted to coffeine..

go for tea (no black), water and juices instead
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:49 AM   #4
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Most soft drinks contain a high amount of simple sugars. The most noticeable one is diabetes if you drink too much of it as it has sugar, the other one depends on manufacturer like coloring in soft drink is generally not good for health unless it is natual colouring. But Drinking one every couple of days is perfectly fine.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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Fruit juices are about the same as drinking soda pop. They contain very little fiber, and have some vitamins and minerals. It has been found that drinking just one glass of fruit juice per day can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes in women by 18%.
(See Glass of juice a day increases diabetes risk - Telegraph

Do a quick google search for yourself. Type in Fruit juice and Diabetes. There are a host of professional articles about the subject. Some appear to be knee-jerk reactions, while others are very well done with documentation to studies done by respected universities and medical researchers. I know that two of the quickest ways to raise my blood sugar are to use glucose pills, or drink 6 oz. of fruit juice such as apple or orange juice.

Because of the high amount of sugar in all fruit juices, nutritionally, they are considered in the same category as soda-pop. I knew two men who were self-proclaimed pop-a-holics as young men. Both of them died from diabetes compllications. One was my brother in law, the other was at one time, my best friend. And I am diabetic because of what I didn't know about nutrition when I was younger.

Fruit juice (100%) can be drank, but in moderation, and not every day. Whole fruits actually decrease the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by about 18%. If you like fruit, or want your children to eat and drink good things, give them whole fruit, not the juices of fruit.

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Recent research indicates that it is the SUGAR in soft drinks that is contributing to high blood pressure.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:45 PM   #7
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Mountain Dew has the most caffeine of all the soft drinks...or so I read.
Here's the first commercial made for Mountain Dew:
YouTube - Willy the Hillbilly - First Mountain Dew Commercial (1966) + Lyrics Video
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Pregnant women should best take advice from the doctor, but homemade fruit cordials such as lime and lemonade I would think, are safe. Also green tea.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
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Mountain Dew has the most caffeine of all the soft drinks...or so I read.
Here's the first commercial made for Mountain Dew:
YouTube - Willy the Hillbilly - First Mountain Dew Commercial (1966) + Lyrics Video
Actually I think it is Jolt (if they still make it). Take it from me, 2 liters of Jolt have a MUCH MUCH MUCH stronger effect than 2 liters of Mountain Dew. Ah... those college days....
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Mountain Dew has the most caffeine of all the soft drinks...or so I read.
Here's the first commercial made for Mountain Dew:
YouTube - Willy the Hillbilly - First Mountain Dew Commercial (1966) + Lyrics Video
TOOOO cute MA......whata kick. I remember when my dad first got it in our grocery store.......it was delicious then, and delicious now. Especially great with a scoop of ice cream, as a float. Woops, this is a health thread.
Carry on.
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