SAYING GOODBYE TO SODA
Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph Priestley discovered a way to infuse water with carbon dioxide, resulting in carbonated water. Soon after, the term “soda water” was coined and the first patent was issued for the manufacturing of imitation mineral waters. Dr. John S. Pemberton invented “Coca-Cola” in the late 1800’s, named for the two “medicinal” ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As most people know, the drink contained traces of cocaine (which remained a secret until the 1980’s) and was highly addictive.
Today, it is illegal to import or possess cocoa leaves, except for Coca-Cola. They are the only U.S. corporation allowed to import and use cocoa leaves to make their soft drink. In our opinion, it’s not just Coca-Cola we should steer away from, but soda pop all together. Most soft drinks contain refined sugar (addictive) and oftentimes, caffeine (psychoactive stimulant drug).
We might not realize it, but the average American consumes up to 160 pounds of refined sugar a year. If you translate that to money given to big corporations, we could keep our pockets full, invest in better choices and provide a better life on Earth for all.
Water is one of most important resources and if we don’t drink enough of it, we can’t live fully or operate at the best of our abilities. We’ve made a vow to say goodbye to soda and sugary drinks all together and have found great joy out of drinking water, water with fresh fruit, juices and smoothies as our primary liquids. If everyone said no to convenience and guilty pleasures, like soda, the big corps would lose their power over the people and we could actually cure all, experience true freedom and become a more enlightened human race.