(NaturalHealth365) The mayor of New York may worry about super-sized soft drinks playing a role in the obesity epidemic, without realizing the real risks from these sweet poisons. The truth is drinking soda has many risks beyond the chemical toxins and high sugar content.
Would you like some human waste products with your soda?
A recent study has revealed that 48 percent of all soda fountains – at fast food restaurants – contain coliform bacteria, which grows in feces, and 11 percent contain E. Coli. Since soda seems to be a staple of the fast food experience, half of the diners are being exposed to these sickening bacteria – every day!
This is not a joke. A team of microbiologists at Hollins University published their findings of bacteria in soda within the International Journal of Food Microbiology.
The researcher Renee Godard and her colleagues acquired 90 beverages of three types (sugar soda, diet soda, water) from 30 fast food restaurants in a 22-mile area near Roanoke, in southern Virginia. They tested beverages from both self-service and employee-dispensed machines, both types were found to contain pathogenic microorganism.
Drinking soda increases your risk for intestinal disorders
The bacteria counts were quite high in 20 percent of the samples along with other pathogens such as staphylococcus and Candida. The research revealed that many of these bacteria were resistant to one or more of 11 antibiotics tested on them.
The concern voiced by the researchers is in this quote “The large number of beverages and soda fountain machines containing E. coli is still of considerable concern — and suggests that more pathogenic strains of bacteria could persist and thrive in soda fountain drinks.”
Many of the soda beverages come from dispensers that fell below Unites States drinking water standards, according to these findings. The thought that the soda fountains contain bacteria that originated in poop and are resistant to antibiotics isn’t going to deter most people from the sweet stimulations they crave.
A journalist Tom Lawskawy, broke the news of the study and said there’s been an awful lot of gastric distress that goes unreported. The truth is with the large amount of food distribution centers there is probably a lot more that doesn’t get reported. The non-traditional way our food supply reaches us makes banking on its safety impossible.
What you haven’t been told – could kill you
The researchers are uncertain how the bacteria got inside the beverage machines. Renee Godard, lead author of the study and professor of biology and environmental studies said “it could be from dispensing with a hand that wasn’t clean or using wet rags to wipe down the machine.”
The perception that soda machines dispense something, which is meant for human consumption is the first mistake made. The real question is how bad is bad; soda is responsible for contributing to human illness, and to think that it is o.k. to drink it when it is free of fecal bacteria is ridiculous. Aseptic doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
Soda increases infections even when it is pristine. The biggest scam perpetuated on the public is that there is such a thing as safe to drink sodas. To avoid negative reactions to soft drinks just stay away from them. Juicing and green smoothies not only taste better but feed the good bacteria and starve the pathogens.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.