Soda And Other Sugary Drinks Essay

1547 Words Mar 13th, 2016 null Page
Soda and other sugary drinks have been around for as long as I can remember. However, only recently I have seen an increase in the diversity of the beverage industry. They are inventing energy drinks and shots that claim to be a safe way to keep people alert and awake. In addition, now “healthier” options such as diet sodas or zero calorie drinks are being produced. Why would people choose these processed drinks over ones they know for sure are healthy such as water or milk? With adults learning information that led them to believe carbonated drinks can be healthy affects their children too. Parents don’t teach their children about the dangers of drinking too many of these sugary fizzy drinks, therefore, when they are old enough to make their own choices they over consume processed sodas, about 45 gallons a year (Zmuda). These unhealthy choices and lack of self-control can, and will, lead to obesity. If we as a nation don’t choose to stop this spread of unhealthy drinking options and unclear nutrition information the big corporations will grow along with our waistband sizes. As well as obesity there are also other diseases that originate from consuming too much sugar. People deserve clear honest information about the effects of the drinks they are consuming as well as real healthy options to choose from. It is hard for consumers to receive factual information from big companies because corporate offices try to stay out of controversial media. If there is a rumor about soda…

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