Salt in Soft Drinks
I heard a couple of weeks back about soft drinks containing salt, which kinda shocked me at the time because it seemed like a real contradiction to have a drink which is meant for refreshment of thirst, containing salt, which would then increase thirst and dehydration.
I got it instantly, the salt was there to get the consumer to drink more of the same soft drink because it did so little to quench the thirst. Nice trick.
It also got me to thinking how I myself drank a lot of soft drinks in my early days as a contractor and how I was always feeling nauseous... and always thirsty, and how as soon as I switched to only drinking water, which was difficult, my health rebounded instantly.
Amazing stuff. But I suppose the other worry with these things were all the chemicals that can go into these drinks, especially the diet ones, which was also a shocker when I looked into it. None of which can be good for us.
Anyway, its been a few years now since I made the switch, and now I drink water throughout the day, with a treat at the beginning and end of every work day. Still love my iced coffee and my soft drink, so nowadays I always have my iced coffee at morning smoko and have my one soft drink at the end of the day when I'm driving home.
Works for me, and a good compromise all round.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:07 PM
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