The fizzy drinks are one of the most popular drinks that are enjoyed around the planet and are consumed by most of the population on daily basis.
The most staggering thing is that a very small percent of the fizzy drink population is actually aware of the damaging effects these drinks have on us.
You might already conclude that the goal today is to inform you of the negative consequences the continuous consumption of these drinks on our health.
A research has been made where test subjects were daily consumers of Mountain Dew. The results of this research were staggering, it was proven that the subjects were suffering from many health issues including:
- Immune deficiency problems
- Developmental issues
- Neurological complications
- Adverse reproductive consequences
PepsiCo, the company that stands behind Pepsi, Mirinda and 7UP, constantly assures it’s consumers that their drinks are safe and have no damaging effects on your overall health but some of their most used ingredients are:
- Yellow dye (a by-product of coal tar)
- GMO corn and soy
- Sodium benzoate (this preservative is linked with the forming of some carcinogens)
- BVO (banned in EU and Asia)
Right after Pepsi and Coke, Mountain Dew is the third most acidic soft drink. It has a pH level of 3.2 On the other hand, some of the least acidic drinks – the unsweetened tea that has a pH level of 7.2. For comparison purposes only, the battery acid has a pH level of 1 and is considered to be one of the most acidic substances known to man.
It has become common practice to hear about reports about people finding foreign substances in their drinks. One of the biggest that caught the media attention was the claim of Ronald Ball from 2009. Namely, he found jelly like substance in his Mountain Dew and when he thoroughly examined it, he discovered that it was actually a tiny mouse. When PepsiCo. Heard about this issue, they announced in a press conference that his fear was unjustified and that the mouse has been long dissolved before Mr. Ball opened his drink. Besides the confirmation that a tiny mouse ended in a Mountain Dew can, it is rather disturbing to actually hear that the drink can completely dissolve the tiny animal. What kind of ingredients does it need to contain in order to do such thing? And yes, those are the same ingredients in every Mountain Dew drink that we consume on daily basis. So the question we need to ask ourselves is, what are we drinking?
It seriously damages the Reproductive System
And if you are not yet determined to quit your daily dose of Mountain Dew, we have a few more reasons to give you. Recent studies have also shown that fizzy drink like Mountain Dew has a shrinkage effect on the male reproductive organs. These claims have not yet been scientifically confirmed but there is a strong connection and it is only a matter of time until the scientific proof arrives.
BPA, or bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical that is used to make the Mountain Dew cans and its main purpose is to stop the drink’s acidity from dissolving the can so you can imagine what kind of effect it can have on your body.
Other included sources linked in Family Life Goal’s article:
Dr. Terri Winn: www.kidsdentistdrwinn.com
Mountain Dew Ingredients: www.pepsicobeveragefacts.com
Sodium benzoate and cancer: www.fda.gov
Dye and coal tar: www.forbes.com
Mountain Dew and Reproductive system: www.niehs.nih.gov
Ronald Ball: www.dailymail.co.uk