Stop Drinking Soda

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When a person is deciding what to eat and drink, they must always look at how it will affect them, regardless of how good it tastes. Every food is filled with things that are good and bad. Soft drinks are the most consumed beverage in the world today. Unfortunately, soft drinks are extremely toxic. Whether soft drinks satisfy thirst and taste good, this should not be a good enough reason to drink it. We should all do our bodies a favor and stop drinking soda. By replacing soft drinks with healthier beverages, many toxins will be eliminated. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that people eating 1,600 calories a day not eat more than six teaspoons a day of refined sugar, 12 teaspoons for those eating 2,200 calories, …show more content…

Only 11% of boys and 16% of girls consumed the recommended amount of fruit. Only 29% of boys and 10% of girls consumed the recommended amount of dairy foods. Most boys and girls did not meet the recommended amounts of grain and protein foods. Those surveys also found that few 12- to 19-year-olds consumed recommended amounts of certain nutrients, Including calcium, which was that only 36% of boys and 14% of girls consumed 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance. For vitamin A, only 36% of boys and 31% of girls consumed 100% of the RDA. For magnesium, only 34% of boys and 18% of girls consumed 100% of the RDA." As teens have doubled or tripled their consumption of soft drinks, their consumption of milk declined more than 40%. Twenty years ago, boys consumed more than twice as much milk as soft drinks, and girls consumed 50% more milk than soft drinks. By 1994-96, both boys and girls consumed twice as much soda pop as milk (and 20- to 29-year-olds consumed three times as much). Teenage boys consumed about 2 2/3 cups of carbonated soft drinks per day but
Goble 4 only 1 ¼ cups of fluid milk. Girls consumed about 1 ½ cups per day of soft drinks, but less than 1 cup of milk. Compared to adolescent non-consumers, heavy drinkers of soda pop (26 ounces per day or more) are almost four times more likely to drink less than one glass of milk a day. Not only is milk needed, but the USDA also states that every person should


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