1. Soda can cause brain damage

    Sugary drinks can damage brain proteins

    Sugar is brain rot -- but if you have even a little piece of your own brain left, you don't need me to tell you that.

    Just about every study NOT conducted by snack industry stooges has shown time and again how sugar, especially soda, is toxic to the brain. And now, we've got one more study to add to the mix -- one that shows in great detail how sugar alters hundreds of critical proteins inside the brain.

    Outwardly, it's what leads to the "sugar high" -- the hyperactive behavior some people (especially kids) show when they've glugged a soda or gobbled down a candy bar.

    But that's nothing compared to what's going on inside, because many of these damaged and altered proteins play a key role in major diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and even cancer.

    In the study, some rats were given plain water while others were given sugar water with the same concentration of sweet stuff found in soda and other soft drinks. After nearly a month of this, the researchers compared rodent brains -- looking specifically at the orbital frontal cortex.

    Of the 1,373 proteins they identified, 290 had been altered in rats given the sugar. And 30 percent of those proteins are involved in the diseases and conditions I just mentioned.

    Don't be distracted by the word "rats" here. We're not rats, but what's toxic to them and their brains is usually toxic to us (which is why we can experiment on them, not people, PETA be darned).

    The researchers say they need to do more research on this to see if the sugar itself is the real cause of those changes, but don't wait around for the results of that one. If you have a sugar habit -- whether it's soda, candy, pastries or all of the above -- quit while you still can.

  2. Fight against the soda tax

    Why sugar taxes don't work

    I don't know about you, but if there's anything that makes me madder than yet another new tax, it's a know-nothing government bureaucrat trying to tell me what to do.

    So maybe that's why taxes on sugary drinks tick me off so much.

    It's not that sugary drinks are good. They're downright awful, and they play a major role in obesity -- so when there's a push to add a 20 percent tax to sugary drinks, as there is right now over in the U.K., some people want to stand up and cheer.

    But hold your applause, because this isn't about making you healthy.

    It's been proven in studies that when sugary drinks are taxed, some soda drinkers just pay more, while others switch to sugar-free diet soft drinks. And studies have shown that diet soda drinkers have a HIGHER risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

    How they're even allowed to call it "diet" is beyond me!

    The Nanny Staters pushing these taxes know all that as well as I do... so like I said, this isn't about your health.

    It's about CONTROL -- and when you let them tax sugar, you're giving THEM control over what YOU eat and drink. And while it might be something vile like sugar today, you know as well as I do it'll be something else tomorrow.

    It'll be the foods you love -- the foods you NEED for good health -- like steak, eggs, salt and butter, taxed right off your dinner table or even banned completely.

    That's why you need to contact your elected officials the moment any of these taxes, bans or restrictions appear on the agenda. Speak up, speak loud and speak against it -- even for something as awful as soda.

  3. Sugar hurts men and kills women

    Sugar can emasculate men and kill women, according to new research on mice.
  4. 'Soda taxes' don't work

    New research proves again that soda taxes don't work -- because people just turn to other junk for their empty calories.
  5. Soda can give you 'meth mouth'

    A soda habit can be as bad for your teeth as a hard drug habit.
  6. Soda in new diabetes link

    Just a single 12-ounce can of cola a day can cause your risk of diabetes to skyrocket, according to new research.
  7. Soda linked to deadly cancers

    Men who drink soda have a higher risk of prostate cancer -- and not just any tumors. They're more likely to get aggressive and even deadly cancers.
  8. Water can't cut diabetes risk

    Researchers claim water can cut your diabetes risk, but that's taking a glass-half-full approach to the problem.
  9. Your soda habit is killing you

    If you're still drinking soda, there's not much else I can say at this point. You don't have to be a regular Dose reader to know this stuff is bad for you, and you'd have to have a hole in your head to think it's actually good.
  10. Same story, different day for diet soda

    Want to know what happens when you inject a bunch of bubbles into a liquid poison, and then seal it in a can? You get diet soda!

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