Sources: The Journal of Pediatrics [abstract], Elsevier/Columbia Univ. [press release]
quote: Children who drank 4 or more soft drinks a day were found to be twice as likely to exhibit violent behavior -- breaking toys, getting in fights with peers, and physically attacking adults.
quote: The healthiest drink for you, is obviously water and is essentially free anyway if you have a rain water tank.As a kid, that's all I *ever* drank
quote: No, no it doesn't. There is absolutely zero difference between the fructose in drinks and the fructose in apple juice.
quote: HFCS is "high-fructose" which can be as high as 90% fructose where as natural sugar (cane sugar, table sugar, etc) and juice sugars are mostly, if not entirely, sucrose. HFCS is processed differently by the body. The industry claims to use HFCS-55 in soft drinks (55% fructose) and HFCS-42 in bakes goods and foods, but most lab studies show HFCS-90 is used in almost everything because it is cheapest to produce (less corn syrup is blended with "rear" sugar)
quote: While that could be true when comparing a favorable blend of HFCS to a high-fructose juice like orange juice, you have left "manufacturing" out of the equation.
quote: HFCS is highly chlorinated during production with synthetic agents. Sucralose (Splenda) is highly chlorinated as well. Chlorine is a toxin to the body.
quote: The true danger of HFCS is how we use it in honey production. There has been a world-wide bee epidemic for nearly a decade, coincidentally, right about the time HFCS was used as a sucrose replacement for honey bees.
quote: The only non-water-but-cheaper-than-soda option is mix drinks (i.e. Kool-Aid like powders). Which are either sugary (a cup of sugar per 2 quarts) or full of artificial sweeteners.
quote: A 2-liter of soda is cheaper than a gallon of milk or bottle of juice. And your kids are always much more happy drinking the soda than either. While giving the soda to your kids to pacify them can be construed as bad parenting, when money is tight and every penny counts soda can be an appealing option. Especially in areas that have bad or harmful tap water.
quote: I cannot even imaging what would happen in our household if we went around attacking adults as a kid. My parents would absolutely never stand for that.
quote: Pastor Gets Two Years in Prison for Advocating Spanking
quote: Caminiti did, however, reportedly demonstrate to parents how to use the rod. "The rod can be somewhat new and unfamiliar," said Caminiti, "And so, it's just a way of showing, teaching, explaining how practicing on oneself can just be helpful." During cross-examination, prosecutors questioned Caminiti on his biblical beliefs."And the purpose of the use of the rod is to cause pain, is that correct?" asked Dane County District Assistant Attorney Shelly Rusch."Yes," replied Caminiti.
quote: A medium apple or banana is around 100 calories, pretty much all sugar. The only thing fruit has over soda or candy is that it has a bit of vitamins and fiber along with all the sugar.
quote: Not to sound too harsh but if you encourage your kids to be fruit eating monkeys they may as well be shoveling down candy with vitamins and fiber supplements. It's not going to keep them thin and healthy.
quote: Around 13 I realized it wasn't good for health and lost about 40 pounds through diet and exercise...Reading this study, I can relate to the so called "violence" and have even shared on DT over the years. First thought it was due to being Irish and genetically a short temper, then maybe parents being divorced, or even being around the wrong crowd, but even after all these years there is something inside me that for the lack of better words is "rage."
quote: done beating the video game horse