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Soda: an Infographic

Fruit, though sweet, is an important part of a healthy diet.  At the other end of the sugar spectrum is soda.  It’s devoid of nutrients and so acidic that it erodes tooth enamel.  Cherry Coke is one of the most acidic drinks, registering in with a pH of 2.5.  To put that into perspective, battery acid has a pH of 1.0.  Drinking water, on the other hand, is a neutral 7.0.

Beyond erosive acidity, soda is a high fructose corn syrup bomb that spikes blood sugar within 20 minutes.  This results in a massive insulin release into the blood stream, causing the liver to convert much of the sugar you just drank straight into fat.

How much sugar is in a soda?  One 20 oz. Dr. Pepper has 64 grams. Next time you order a Venti coffee at Starbucks, imagine adding 64 sugar packets. That’s how much sugar is in a Dr.P.  Just say no.

For more mindboggling stats about soda, including how much of it Americans consume each year, check out the infographic below, created by Peter Kim.

Body 101: muscles and joints

Your body is amazing. Over 650 skeletal muscles working together yield your bilaterally symmetrical biological frame, composed functionally of 325 working pairs of muscles and over 187 joints. How many can you feel? I’m at about 150, up from just 100 a couple months ago. Yoga and other exercise activities that simultaneously strengthen and stretch…Continue Reading