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  • gothomsongothomson Posts: 216Member Member Posts: 216Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?
    Eh?
  • EvgeniZyntxEvgeniZyntx Posts: 24,424Member Member Posts: 24,424Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?
    Eh?

    What are your "alternatives to sugary drink"?
    Water seems "widely available and affordable".
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Tastes good right out of my tap!
  • stevencloserstevencloser Posts: 8,917Member Member Posts: 8,917Member Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Tastes good right out of my tap!

    I tend to turn it into not-water by heating it up and letting chemicals dissolve into it out of processed plants.
  • gothomsongothomson Posts: 216Member Member Posts: 216Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?
    Eh?

    What are your "alternatives to sugary drink"?
    Water seems "widely available and affordable".

    This isn't facebook pal, so I'll leave it at that.
  • stevencloserstevencloser Posts: 8,917Member Member Posts: 8,917Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?
    Eh?

    What are your "alternatives to sugary drink"?
    Water seems "widely available and affordable".

    This isn't facebook pal, so I'll leave it at that.

    Wat.
  • ogtmamaogtmama Posts: 1,401Member Member Posts: 1,401Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?

    Water has plenty of funding...look up who funded the studies that tell us those ridiculous amounts of water we need to ingest per day. Hint: it's not the sugar industry.
  • auddiiauddii Posts: 15,410Member Member Posts: 15,410Member Member
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    gothomson wrote: »
    Lets be realistic, especially with the huge advertising slush funds these companies have, children will want these drinks. However, a few things are needed: proper funding of the alternatives to sugary drink - and I don't meant artificial ones either - so that they are widely available and affordable.

    Water needs funding?
    Eh?

    What are your "alternatives to sugary drink"?
    Water seems "widely available and affordable".

    This isn't facebook pal, so I'll leave it at that.

    So, water isn't a viable alternative to giving your children soda?

    Also tagging.

    I think a lot of people tend to not think about drinks or can view juices as healthy, and not think about the sugar/calorie content. I've given up a lot of calorie laden drinks because I'd rather spend my calories elsewhere.

    But, I rarely drank real soda as a child, and I don't even like the flavor much. I'd have a welch's grape soda once a week (after tennis practice), and that was probably it. I grew up liking the taste of diet soda, and it's still what I drink now. I also drink a TON of water. They're habits my parents taught me when I was a kid, and they lasted.
  • xcalygrlxcalygrl Posts: 1,899Member Member Posts: 1,899Member Member
    Commenting to follow. Very interesting discussion going on and want to be able to read it later.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Tastes good right out of my tap!

    I tend to turn it into not-water by heating it up and letting chemicals dissolve into it out of processed plants.

    I did that this morning. ;-)
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,906Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,906Member, Premium Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Tastes good right out of my tap!

    I tend to turn it into not-water by heating it up and letting chemicals dissolve into it out of processed plants.

    I drink about 40-60 oz of hot, plant chemical non-water every weekday (much less on weekends when I'm not confined to a desk).

    I'm assuming you use plant leaves as your plant material though. I use dried beans.
  • robertw486robertw486 Posts: 1,998Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 1,998Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Tastes good right out of my tap!

    I tend to turn it into not-water by heating it up and letting chemicals dissolve into it out of processed plants.

    I drink about 40-60 oz of hot, plant chemical non-water every weekday (much less on weekends when I'm not confined to a desk).

    I'm assuming you use plant leaves as your plant material though. I use dried beans.

    Well when I do that, I add some sugar. Should I be scared now?


    This is another case of governments going what governments do. "Dumbing" down the real issues until we have the groups that will
    1) ignore this type of campaign along with others and eat until obese or larger
    2) moderate their food intake and attempt to eat reasonably despite what the government(s) suggest or
    3) find the other extremes of eating mostly well, but thinking that sugar (or carbs, or unclean food, or meat, or things not green) is/are the devil


  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Serah87 wrote: »
    They keep saying that you get heart disease if you consume sugary drinks/foods, yet I consume these things and I have reverse my heart disease. I wonder how I did that.....I must be medical miracle!!!

    Or perhaps you had a different type of heart disease than that of which they speak. But even if not, saying because you had X results that Y result is impossible is about as silly as saying smoking doesn't cause cancer because my uncle Alex smokes and doesn't have cancer. These are general recommendations after all.
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    I think anything reduces the amount of sugar children consume is a good thing. I doubt this will have a huge impact but if it does, good.
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