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1 Soda’s Nutrition Laura T. Jasmine B. Esther P. Period 3

2 Things You Didn’t know about Soda Statistic: The average consumer drank 54.2 gallons of soda in 2002 (578 cans) Soft drinks do not have any nutritional value (in terms of vitamins and minerals). They have higher sugar content, higher acidity, and more additives such as preservatives and colorings.

3 Caffeine : A central nervous system stimulant Increases alertness Reduces fine motor coordination Causes insomnia, headaches, nervousness, and dizziness Can be lethal if 10g or more is taken in Takes about 6 hours for ½ caffeine to be eliminated from system

4 Caffeine (…cont) Children who consume too much caffeine are more fidgety, nervous, and irritable Adults often observe headaches and nausea A 12 oz. can has from mg of caffeine and the normal amount adult is anywhere from 50 to 200 mg daily

5 Sugars A soda is made up of, on average, 50% sugars Cola has about 10 teaspoons of sugar per can and orange soda has about 13 tsp. out of the 29 teaspoons the average kid should have per day A simple sugar fact: in 1821 the average person at 10 lbs. a year in the 70’s it was 100 lbs.

6 Sip all Day Get decay!

7 Diet Soda 1969 Sweeteners such as saccharin and cyclamate found to be carcinogenic and banned in U.S 1969 Sweeteners such as saccharin and cyclamate found to be carcinogenic and banned in U.S 1983 announcement of new chemical sweetener- aspartame/ Nutrasweet 1983 announcement of new chemical sweetener- aspartame/ Nutrasweet 200 times sweeter than sugar 200 times sweeter than sugar

8 Diet Soda (…cont) Possible side effects of aspartame- sweetened products Possible side effects of aspartame- sweetened products 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death Aspartame consumption may cause: Aspartame consumption may cause: Fibromyalgia, spasm, shooting pains, numbness of legs, cramps, veritgo, seizures, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision and memory loss Fibromyalgia, spasm, shooting pains, numbness of legs, cramps, veritgo, seizures, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision and memory loss

9 Diet Soda (…cont) When temperature of sweetener exceeds 86° F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde Formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.

10 Carbonation Carbonation is carbon dioxide that has been dissolved in water CO 2 + H 2 O → H 2 CO 3 (carbon dioxide + water → carbonic acid) The carbonic acid (present in small amounts) increases the acidity of the pop

11 Carbonation (…cont) Carbonation in soda, diet or regular, along with sugars and acids in the drink, is very bad for the teeth. It can cause breakdown of the tooth structure. Carbonation in soda, diet or regular, along with sugars and acids in the drink, is very bad for the teeth. It can cause breakdown of the tooth structure. Carbonation in soda pop and other beverages can dehydrate your body to the point of ill performance Carbonation in soda pop and other beverages can dehydrate your body to the point of ill performance

12 Acids Common acids in Soda: lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid, phosphoric acid Phosphoric acid is shown for depleting bones of calcium Acids in soda pop are notorious for etching tooth enamel in ways that can lead to cavities Acids have a high pH level: Almost no soda is higher than 3.0

13 Credits Tchudi, Stephen. Soda Poppery: the History of Soft Drinks in America Tchudi, Stephen. Soda Poppery: the History of Soft Drinks in America


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