Soda is bad for you! WARNING: (disgusting photos)

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  1. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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    So I used my postage scale and weighed out the sugar in a Coke... Yum! :eek:

    1 Gram
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    10 Grams
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    20 Grams
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    20 Grams
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    39 Grams (Regular Can of Coke)
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    39 Grams w/ size comparison
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    Large Fountain Coke @ McDonald's: 86 grams of sugar! (tared with penny)
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    Um, I'll have water thanks. :cool:
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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  3. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    The funny thing is Coke in the US isn't made with sugar but with high fructose corn syrup.
     
  4. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Ha ha

    I opened this expecting to see some medical photos of the effects of sugar drinks on your teeth or something. Sort of like pictures of the effects of smoking on lungs.

    But a few pictures of a fancy scale and various piles of sugar?

    I think I'll continue drinking my occasional Dr. Pepper, thanks. :)
     
  5. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Which is why I've stopped drinking soda for the past 5 years. Water and Soymilk FTW! Occasional Gatorade for strenuous activities and sweet tea every now and then :p
     
  6. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

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    yea... thanks! Now I feel much better about avoiding soda. I normally drink cold water or green tea.... if i ever drink soda, it's usually diet :p yes, i'm aware that it's not the greatest... but it's the lesser of 2 evils ;)
     
  7. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I also stopped drinking soda about 4 years ago when I took a fit and wellness class. It's crazy how bad this stuff is for you!
     
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  9. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Indeed. I've stopped eating candy as well. If I do get sugar cravings, I use natural honey. Yum..
     
  10. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    ummmm, coopdog is my nickname....
     
  11. adk macrumors 68000

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  12. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I'm not a fan of soda but I'll drink it if nothing else is available. I never drink Coke though, it leaves your teeth feeling gritty.
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm actually one of the few people who enjoys diet soda, in fact, I like it better than the regular counterparts. Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper > *


    I drink a lot more than I probably should, but hey, no sugar! :D
     
  14. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Once you stop drinking soda, tea, anything that is sugar based, and start drinking water, you realize just how much of a waste it is to drink anything but water.

    The more you drink water, the less you want to drink anything else, and you actually begin to crave water. It is an awesome feeling/sensation :)
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the examples. Pretty graphic.

    While I knew sodas contain a lot of sugar seeing it in this form really hits home.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Sugar.......riiiiiiiight.
     
  17. juanm macrumors 65816

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    You mistyped, I guess with those terms, you were speaking about cocaine, right?

    Or you actually meant... water? Really? Like... plain water? [Gasp!]
     
  18. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Now I don't feel so guilty putting 4 sugars in my coffeee ... THANKS! :D
     
  19. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Thats called thirst.

    Its a basic function of your lower level brain.

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Which is the same as sugar, but worse.
     
  21. lanray macrumors regular

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    kinda funny

    I'm enjoying a cup of tea this morning that's about the size (maybe a tad less) than a soda (it's a big mug). I put 1 teaspoon of sugar (about 5 grams) in, and it's sweet enough, bordering on too sweet. I know this is a matter of taste, but I certainly can't imagine putting 8 or more teaspoons in my tea (which is about what's in a coke).
     
  22. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I was expecting rotting teeth photos or something. heh.

    I can't give up Soda, especially Coke. Though I have cut down on it's intake I have no reason to stop drinking any soda because I'm very healthy. The moment I need to make cut backs I'll move onto something sugar free or healthier.

    Water is great, but no substitute for flavored drinks with meals. No no no.:)
     
  23. lanray macrumors regular

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    another thing

    Check out killercoke.org
    I'm not saying I agree with everything they say, but I do think it's food (drink?) for thought.

    If caring for the body isn't enough to stop drinking soda, perhaps interest in our fellow humans will tip us over the edge...
     
  24. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I don't drink nearly as much soda as I used to. I'm down to (usually) one can a day. I find myself noticing now how sweet some sodas are, and wondering if they are too sweet, something I wouldn't have pondered a year ago.
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    k- I officially had my last Coke last week :p

    I'll stick to my Volvic and cordials now :)
     

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