Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Snopes.com

Thanks for the comments on the Coke or Water post. I did state that this was an email I recieved, not my words. I will no longer post any emails I recieve. However, thank you to my fourth comment about how they use Coke in the hospital. If you check out snopes.com, you will see that their analysis sites that the information this was written about was sited from a book on household cleaning tips. It is true that Coke will clean all of these items. Their rebutal is that you need a high concentration of Coke to cause harm. I have always contended that, that most everything in moderation is Ok. However, a good majority of those who drink soft drinks do not drink it in moderation. It is the constant consumption of this acid that causes so much problems not too mention the other harmful ingredients. The acid is only a very small part of the problem and that is what this article is about. You can read my Aspartame article to get more information. The fact is that it will remove rust and that it will clean a toilet. Yes, there is acid in orange juice, but it does not have carbonation and the mixture of the two are what cause the problem. All acids are not the same. The phosphoric acid in this soft drink neutralizes the hydrochloric acid in the stomach which leads to all sorts of problems. We need the acid in our stomach. That is how we get the food digested and the enzymes and good properties from the foods. The jist of the story is correct. The problem with this article is that it leaves out the important information. Sorry for those of you who want to keep the justification that it is Ok to live on soft drinks. No matter how you coat it, it will never be a health drink. I enjoy my Dr. Pepper on occassion, don't get me wrong, but it must be in moderation. Thanks for the comments. But you also need to check the facts. Don't just read my posts, be curious and start googling yourselves. I blog to try to get you to think. Not only do I blog information that I read from several sources and very credible Dr.s, I research hours to try to prove it wrong. Believe me, I wanted to prove wrong the MSG additives in food. In over 200 sites, I never found one article from any Dr. saying it was false information. My life would be much easier if it was all a lie. If you can prove me wrong in anything I post, I welcome the proof. Your anonymous comments are merely based upon snopes.com and if you look into the facts of that article, and go beyond in research, you will find that they just try to sugar coat what the real facts are. I am sure who ever wrote the snopes article is a Coke drinker. Think for yourselves.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

it's a shame cause I love a good diet coke with mexican food. But you're right - moderation. I only have a cupful about once a month. Why is it the things you like always have to be bad for you? - Not in my heaven.

Laurie said...

I have to rat Eric out...he was the one who put the first comment on your last post. I was laughing cause not even all that stuff made me want to give up Coke - so he put that in for me. It's all good though...I have a big bumper (thanks to the Coke and other vices) and now I know how to keep it clean!

Becky said...

Thank you for all the research you do, to help so many of us! I am grateful for all that you have taught me. Thank goodness I don't have to worry about the soda thing, I have never really drank much of the stuff!

Mary said...

You've got me thinking, googling, talking to all I know....and because of all that even more frustrated! And yes I'm thanking you for motivating us and for being so bold and thoughtful in your posts.

Jenson Family said...

I appreciate all of your blog posts! So keep helping us all be enlightened, okay? You take a lot of time to do the research and post these helpful tips. So thanks!

Kelli said...

Thanks for the cleaning tips, Shari. I couldn't figure out how to get the toilet ring off one of my bowls, despite all the cleaning products I've tried. I'm going to try to the Coke today. I appreciate all you do and write. I have told so many people about your site now - so many great tips and good information to get us thinking.