I don't think there is such a thing as healthy when it comes to sodas these days. Citrus alternatives are no better ether. Heres a list of drinks that contain flame retardent (BVO) in them..... The flame retardant, BVO, is currently listed as an ingredient in various citrus soft drinks such as: Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange, Powerade Strawberry Lemonade and Fresca Original Citrus.
BVO is also added to polystyrene foam cushions in furniture and plastics in electronics because BVO can slow down the chemical reactions that cause a fire.
I think I'll stick to juice or tea instead.
I didn't know about the Bromated Vegetable Oil in soda; interesting. Anyway, take it easy on juices; juices can still have a lot of sugar, calories, and can be quite acid. Too much of even a good thing can be bad. I usually drink water, coffee (black), or tea (unsweetened with a twist of lemon). Coffee and Tea have some good things and some harmful things so going overboard on either can lead to health problems as well.
The problem with sodas is the low ph (acidic) they have been proven to cause or contribute to osteoperosis and and osteoarthritis. The PH scale runs from 0 to 14 with 7 being stable and anything below 7 is considered acidic or corrosive. The PH of coke and pepsi is about 2.6. The corrosiveness "leaches" calcium from the bones.
Both are liquid candy. Both have over 40 grams of sugar per can and both contain enough phosphoric acid to weaken tooth enamel and leech calcium from your bones. Both are ok for an occasional treat but drinking either regularly is bad for you.
Yeah that's what I mean. Everyone's like "they're both soda so they're both unhealthy". I know that. That's why I don't drink soft drink. I'm just wondering because I know Coke is really acidic and literally rots your teeth, is Pepsi AS bad?
Yes, they are pretty much the same thing really. Sugar, caffeine and phosphoric acid are their main ingredients besides from carbonated water and all of them aren't good for you.
Well yes, but still soda isn't the best choice to have, no matter if you drink it everyday or every other week.
From what I've been told coke is the worst. It can remove rust from chrome.
Yep and I think Pepsi has more sugar than Coke, if I'm not mistaken
Moderation is key :)