Take a look at what Global Healing Center says about the ingredients in the product:
INGREDIENTS IN SOFT DRINKS-A WITCH'S BREW
High Fructose Corn Syrup, now used in preference to sugar, is associated with poor development of collagen in growing animals, especially in the context of copper deficiency. All fructose must be metabolized by the liver. Animals on high-fructose diets develop liver problems similar to those of alcoholics.
Aspartame, used in diet sodas, is a potent neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor.
Caffeine stimulates the adrenal gland without providing nourishment. In large amounts, caffeine can lead to adrenal exhaustion, especially in children.
Phosphoric acid, added to give soft drinks "bite," is associated with calcium loss.
Citric acid often contains traces of MSG, a neurotoxin.
Artificial Flavors may also contain traces of MSG.
Water may contain high amounts of fluoride and other contaminants.
Ugh! Nothing too exciting, is it? Let's not mention the fact that soda causes an exorbitant amount of weight gain! Hello, is that not the cream of the crap right there?
Why so fired up about this poor product that seems to have been an innocent bystander until it fell under the house of this post? Yesterday I was sitting on the porch sipping a grape soda. Not my favorite in the world, but it does the job. I was merrily whistling through my evening enjoying a nice Summer night when I flipped the soda can around to the ingredients. Normally, I see the calorie amount anywhere between 120 and 140. I was appalled when I saw the calorie amount on this grape soda was 220!
My head whirled and began calculating. If I have to shed 3500 calories to loose ONE pound and I'm consuming on average 2 cans of soda per day, what is the net result? Well, let's just say that the average caloric intake from my soda consumption is at 300 per day. That equals 2100 calories per week! So think of the progress if I completely eliminated it from my diet!
Of course that can be easier said than done, just like when it comes to changing ANY kind of habit. But COME ON! I didn't even love the grape soda, I was just drinking it, well, just BECAUSE! It grossed me out to think of the crap entering my precious only body and I really wanted to make a change. Not only will it help me look better and feel better; this change can help me realize that I'm strong enough to do anything else I put my mind to. So, little by little, here begins a new journey. Ain't life grand?