The average can of soft drink contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar (about 150 calories) as well as artificial food colours and sulphites. Sulphites are well known triggers of asthma and other allergies. Don’t be fooled to think diet soft drinks are healthier they are just as unhealthy, containing artificial sweeteners like aspartame which has been found to be potent ‘excitotoxins’ to the brain and nervous system and have also been linked to an increased risk of obesity, tunnel vision, migraines plus many more.
In addition to the above, Soft drinks are a particularly unhealthy food for children as they are a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones – children are innocent and have no knowledge on the implications of drinking soft drinks or eating bad food, but as adults we do know and have the choice to give our children the right and the best start in life.
If you don’t buy it you and your children wont drink it, its that easy.