Soda Factuality

  • Origin: – Joseph Priestly (a European man) tried to infuse water with carbon dioxide and created the first ever carbonated beverage called Soda.
  • During 19th and 20th century, sodas were marketed as cure-all for impotence, stomach pain, scurvy, alcoholism, opium addictions, nervousness, hypertension, and more.
  • People who worked at soda foundations were called – soda jerks, because of the classic jerking motion used to pump soda water.
  • Ingredients: The primary ingredients in soda are carbonated water, sweeteners (such as high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, or artificial sweeteners), flavorings, and often some form of acid (like phosphoric acid) to give it a tangy taste.
  • Popular Brands: There are numerous soda brands available worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Fanta, and many others.
  • Varieties: Soda comes in various flavors, including cola, lemon-lime, orange, root beer, cherry, and more. Different regions may have their unique local soda flavors.
  • In 2019, Mexico was the country with the highest carbonated drink consumption. The country consumed over 630 servings per capita per year.
  • Sodas contain a large amount of added sugar in the form of sugar fructose which does nothing to reduce feeling of hunger, activated by the hormone ghrelin.
  • Soda has no essential nutrients.

Nutrition facts

Calories 41
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Potassium 3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-60%
  • Soda provides you with zero health benefits. So the calories you consume through it are basically empty calories.
  • A can of soda contains about 150 calories.
  • A regular can of soda or soft drink contains about 40 grams of sugar which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Coca cola is spread all over the world and conducts its business in all the countries of the world except two—North Korea and Cuba.
  • Studies indicated that those who drink sodas – gain more weight compared to those who don’t.
  • Globally, carbonated drinks are the third most consumed beverages.
  • Children who consume just one sugary filled soda daily have a 60% increased risk of obesity.
  • Upon regular consumption, the citric acid in soda can damage your teeth by causing erosion and decay.
  • Researchers have found that girls, who drink regular carbonated beverages, have nearly three times the risk of bone fractures of girls who don’t drink soda at all.
  • Soda leaches calcium from bones, an alarming fact since Osteoporosis is reaching epidemic proportions.
  • From causing obesity and spiking your blood pressure to increasing the risk of heart diseases and lowering fertility, soda is linked to numerous health issues.
  • Sodas fill your body with excessive fructose, live has to work hard to metabolize fructose, and when that happens, the liver converts it to fat. But if too much, it will remain in liver and leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.
  • Gout risk is increased by 75% in women and 50% in men with long term soda consumption.
  • If you drink regular can of soda or soft drink, then you have to do 40-50 minutes of running to burn all those empty calories consumed.
  • Soda can be used to remove rust stains, to loosen rusted bolts, get rid of pesky toilet bowl stains and help lift stains from clothing.

Drink water, 1% or fat free milk and 100% juice more often…..and soda only as an occasional beverage.