Dinasou Online Supermart

Dinasou Online Supermart

24 August 2016

Are soft drinks really bad for you?

Now, a lot of debate has taken place over this subject matter. We want to provide as much as an objective viewpoint on the matter as possible. After all, we're kind of on the side of the soft drink manufacturers, since we sell soft drinks on our online store. At the same time, we want our Dina-fans to have all the facts so that they can make well-informed decisions on whether or not to consume soft drinks or cut them out completely out of their diet. 

The debate, according to what we have read on webmd.com, has been ongoing, with no real conclusion as to whether soft drinks do more harm than good to your health. 

On the side of the team against soft drinks, Michael Jacobson, the executive director of the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest, sugary soft drinks are the biggest single source of empty calories in the American diet. He adds that in the typical American diet, the percentage of calories that come from refined sugar accounted for 16% of all calorie intake, and that 50% of that 16% come from beverages with added sugar. 

On the side of the team for soft drinks, the American Beverage Association says that "the vast majority of studies supporting a soda-obesity link were done by researchers with strong anti-soda biases and that many of these biased or poorly done studies are covered by news media, while studies showing no link don't get the same attention."

Somewhere in the middle, Rachel K. Johnson, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association (AHA), served as a panel member of the AHA in 2009 in which the panel recommended that added sugars be limited in beverages, including soft drinks. Johnson believes that there has been no misrepresentation or over-reporting on the science that connects soft drinks to obesity and other health issues. Johnson concludes that by limiting added sugars in drinks is an important step in the right direction. 

So, what do you think? As we like to believe, moderation is key to most things, especially when it comes to food. But then, it also boils down to common sense. If you don't exercise, lead a sedentary lifestyle and have a sweet tooth, maybe you should consider not having one too many soft drinks. Otherwise, if you lead a very active lifestyle and want to treat yourself to the occasional soft drink or ice-blended drink, then please go ahead and do so. Only you have the power to choose what is good for your body and health.

Anyway, we at Dinasou.com wouldn't be doing our job if you don't inform you that we sell a variety of soft drinks. Check out some of them below.

Fanta Grape 1.25L

Coca Cola Zero 1.25L
100 Plus 1.5L

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