Kids and soda!
Do your kids drink soda? Do you? I stopped drinking it some time ago.
Ok, I’ll admit I’ll drink a Sprite now and then, usually if I am away from home and don’t have many other choices.
But its not good to drink it. Not good at all.
Its high in sugar and calories and low in nutrients.
Obesity and diabetes are two diseases that can result from too much sugar and excess calorie intake. Other possible health problems from drinking too much soda include caffeine dependence and bone weakening (from the phosphorus).
Even the sugar free and zero calorie stuff has its problems!
There is some real scary statistics concerning soda consumption – 56% of 8 year olds drink soda everyday and 60% of schools sell it!
Although there are now many schools are no longer selling it to kids.
If you have kids, do you let them drink it? Do you set a good example by not drinking it yourself? How do you keep kids from drinking it when you’re not around to stop them or they are too old to control what they drink?
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on April 28th, 2006 at 10:30 am
We didn’t let our children drink soft drinks until they were six. Most of our family do not drink them either so it wasn’t that hard. Once they start playing at friends houses they starting drinking soft drinks when they were there. One of our kids is thin, the other is a little heavy but they both drink it.
on April 28th, 2006 at 1:20 pm
My husband thinks kids should be kids and drink as much pop as they want – as long as they still drink a glass of milk everyday. I don’t think it is a big deal one way or the other as long as they are still healthy!
on April 30th, 2006 at 7:34 pm
Enjoyed your site a lot and will be back later. I understand that a couple of weeks ago, you tried to find my blog and could not make the connection. I only today learned of this, and am so sorry I did not respond at the moment.
Please come over and take a look.
on May 1st, 2006 at 6:21 pm
Shirley – yes – you posted at the blogher forum but didn’t leave a link to your blog! That’s an interesting post about C-sections and the immune system, I’ll have to look up more information about that.
Nice blog – thanks for stopping by!
on January 13th, 2007 at 11:53 am
Where can I learn more about the dangers of soda drinking?
Thanks so much,