Is Cola Really Bad for Your Health?

* Note: While this YouTube shows that there are about 6 grams of sugar in a teaspoon, the actual consenseus is that there are 4 grams in a teaspoon. Therefore, there is a lot more sugar (teaspoons) in cola than shown here. However, the concept of the science experiment is interesting and may be something you would like to show your own children (with the correct amounts of sugar) at home.

Hi everyone!

Hope you’re all having a great Powerful Words “health” month!

Through Powerful Words, your children received some great information this month on making healthy choices– including great nutrition. I came across some information that I thought you’d be interested in considering the Powerful Word of the Month is Health! Remember- the more we educate children about health and healthy choices, the better choices they will make when no adults are available to supervise!

Parent Smart Trivia: How much sugar is in soda? Check out this video for the answer!

We have known from previous studies that Cola is connected to an increase in diabetes, cavities, and weight. But there’s more! Did you know that it is also correlated with an increase in kidney problems?

New information just came out about the negative side of Cola in the Journal of Epidemiology. It’s was detailed in the New York Times recently.

Here’s a quote:

“In a study published in the journal Epidemiology, the team compared the dietary habits of 465 people with chronic kidney disease and 467 healthy people. After controlling for various factors, the team found that drinking two or more colas a day — whether artificially sweetened or regular — was linked to a twofold risk of chronic kidney disease.”

Want to read the whole article? Here it is:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/health/nutrition/22real.html?ref=health

Here’s to Powerful Parenting!,

Dr. Robyn

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One Response

  1. […] You’ve continued to ask more information about sugar content in your children’s food and drinks after reading my articles “Hey Sugar, Sugar” “Sugar Wars” and Is Cola Really Bad for Your Health” […]

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