Unhealthy Sodas vs. Truly Healthy Soda
14th Century Soda Pop
Did you know that soft drinks and sodas were once called tonics, meaning they gave strength and energy and were good for you?
As a matter of fact, I have a wonderful recipe for you to make 14th Century Soda Pop. It is a wonderful fizzy drink that quenches thirst in our beautiful hot summer days.
Usually, I use freshly squeezed orange juice and add 2 tablespoons of Inner Garden™ or Rest Easy™ to 1 gallon of freshly squeezed orange juice. This sweet, fizzy drink has lots of B vitamins, probiotics, and like freshly squeezed apple juice, if you drink way too much 4+ 16 ounces glasses in one seating, it will turn into a diuretic.
Here is the super simple recipe:
14th Century soda pop: this can be made by adding 2 tablespoons of Inner Garden™ or Rest Easy™ to 1 gallon of freshly squeezed orange juice, grape fruit juice and possibly other acidic-type fruit juices. Let the mixture sit on the counter for 1 – 3 days until it begins to fizz. Usually by the second day the mixture will start to fizz and this is the point you want to immediately place it in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process. The soda will continue to ferment in the refrigerator so it should be consumed with in +/- 3 days. Though it is still healthy to drink, it starts to take on a bitter flavor after 4 days.
Today, we have a variety of soft drinks. Unfortunately, unlike the 14th century soda pops, which are truly healthy to drink, the modern sodas are truly detrimental to one’s health.
My wife and I went and got a live blood analysis. While we both ate the same food, my wife drank at least 2 liters or more of bubbly soda water, you know, Perrier, Calastoga and other good quality, natural, fizzy spring water in one week.
She had free radical damage all over her red blood cells. The person doing the live blood analysis was not surprised. She says, “Oh, that’s carbolic acid. This is really not good stuff.” So even though it does not have the high fructose corn syrup and other sugars, it is still very detrimental.
A French acquaintance, who has been brought up with the proper way to drink these natural bubbly spring waters informed me that it has been well known, since the Roman times, that these kinds of water were therapeutic. And one should not frequently drink these bubbly spring waters.
Americans never learned about that so we and guzzle it. Nowadays, we have these super energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and other powerful stimulants. Schools are having serious problems with these drinks and many private schools are banning them from the school grounds. One of the main reasons the schools are so upset is this ingredient called taurine.
Naturally occurring, taurine is a crystalline, free form amino acid. Taurine is a soothing, inhibitory neurotransmitter and plays a major role in stabilizing the heartbeat and electrical activity of the nerves. Taurine is also necessary for the proper functioning of the “sodium/potassium ATP-ase pump”, which regulates the ion balance between the cells and the extra cellular fluid that surrounds them. However, the manufactures use synthetic taurine.
Doing a very cursory research on the Internet I found the following:
FoxNews: Aug 15 reports: Red Bull might give you wings but new research suggests just one can of the popular energy drink may increase the risk of heart damage.
IVillage: August 18 HealthDay News shows Drinking too much of the popular Red bull energy drink may lead to heart damage says an Australian study. http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSSYD5846120080815
“One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease,” Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told the Australian newspaper.
ABC News in Nevada reports You may want to think twice before grabbing a can of Red bull. A new study says just one can of the Sugar Free beverage may up your risk of heart damage. This may be due to it causing the blood to become stickier, thus raising the risk of blood clots, which can cause heart attacks and strokes. (Remember, at the turn of the century, there was only 3% heart disease. Today, we have 85% and increasing. It’s been done with a variety of products starting with homogenized milk, telling people to avoid high density fats and the increased consumption of low density poly-unsaturated fats such as corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil and solvent laden regular olive oil.)
Red Bull contains sodium citrate, a flavor additive. Americans consume far too much sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. It is also stated that extremely large oral dosages may produce gastrointestinal disturbances. (This is synonymous with over acidic conditions in the body, which creates rapidly occurring old age disease (tiredness and loss of energy), and many other diseases like heart disease, asthma, diabetes, arthritis, etc.)
Red Bull vehemently denies that their drink is harmful to anybody. When I researched further on Wikipedia, it stated that natural Taurine can help the heart. Conversely, the synthetic Taurine has a negative effect on the heart. It is also stated on Wikipedia that it is the synthetic Taurine (the type that Red Bull uses) can lead to heart damage.
L-taurine is a synthetic form of taurine, that’s what the L stands for. It is most definitely not natural taurine. So you see how the PR is definitely twisted to fool the average public whose chemistry is inadequate to see through the lies.
“L-taurine, the natural Taurine contained in some energy drinks on the market, has been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease and combat heart damage, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.”
Most of the students that participated in the Australian study have refused to drink Red Bull, and will never consume it after learning the results of the study.
Some of the schoolteachers and officials privately stated that in the teenagers who really abuse these drinks aside from having behavioral problems, they can literally watch them age several years in a couple months. “They are just burning up like cocaine addicts,” said one teacher.
With 75 million energy drinks being consumed on a daily basis, we absolutely need to warn the younger generation of the dangers of these drinks. Increased consumption of beverages like Red Bull, will lead to premature aging, heart issues, and a variety of other problems, which will be normal and expected in an old age person only that it will be displayed in a young 20 year old.
The time is now to urge the public to discover another alternative that won’t send us to an early grave. We can’t allow drinks like Red Bull, Rip It, Energy Fizz, Boost, Crunk, Pimp Juice, etc., etc., etc., (as there are a tremendous number of them out there) to kill us.