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					Soda’s Nutrition

Laura T.
Jasmine B.
Esther P.
Period 3
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.
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
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 30-70 mg of caffeine and the
    normal amount adult is anywhere from 50 to 200 mg
• A soda is made up of, on average, 50%
• 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.
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Get decay!
Diet Soda

• 1969 Sweeteners such as saccharin and
  cyclamate found to be carcinogenic and
  banned in U.S
• 1983 announcement of new chemical
  sweetener- aspartame/ Nutrasweet
• 200 times sweeter than sugar
           Diet Soda (…cont)
 Possible side effects of aspartame-
  sweetened products
 92 documented symptoms of aspartame,
  from coma to death
 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
          Diet Soda (…cont)
   When temperature of sweetener exceeds 86°
    F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to
   Formaldehyde stores in the fat cells,
    particularly in the hips and thighs.

Carbonation is carbon dioxide that has
 been dissolved in water
           CO2 + H2O → H2CO3
  (carbon dioxide + water → carbonic acid)
The carbonic acid (present in small amounts)
 increases the acidity of the pop
          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 pop and other
    beverages can dehydrate your body to the
    point of ill performance

• 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
   Tchudi, Stephen. Soda Poppery: the History of Soft
    Drinks in America

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