The Problem in Philippine Soda Consumption

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A typical Filipino won’t consume as much soft drinks as his American counterpart yet this product is still commonplace in daily meals or large gatherings. Filipinos aren’t even in the list of top consumers of soda in the world but studies show that soft drink intake in the Philippines has increased by 150% between 1993 and 2003 with an average of one serving per day. In 2005, it was even reported that the country consumed 151 8-ounce  servings of Coke per capita annually (note that Coca-Cola is the largest soft drinks company here), which is way above the global average consumption of 77 servings.

Where does the problem lie?

Let’s see a breakdown of some popular soft drink brands that are currently fueling our nation:

Brand Name

Sugar (grams)

Calories

pH Level

7-Up

41.46

145

3.202

Coca-Cola Classic

40.74

150

2.525

Diet Coke

14.70

0

3.289

Mountain Dew

46.68

80

3.229

Pepsi Cola

42.11

150

2.530

Sprite

40.10

155

3.298

Downing too much soda every day is bad for the health. You see diet sodas being advertised frequently but this too, still contain more than the desired amount of sugar that your body needs. Daily sugar intake must not exceed 150 calories for men (about nine teaspoons) and for women, no more than 100 calories (about six teaspoons). This results to a growing obesity rate even for a third world country such as ours. Also, your body needs to maintain a healthy pH level of 7.3 to 7.443; anything lower than 7.0 is considered acidic. Acids eat away your tooth enamel (the hardest substance in your body).

There are always healthier, non-carbonated and all natural options available around us in corners and some other places away from supermarkets but why do people still go for cola? Perhaps, this is due to tradition and advertising. Advertising funded by millions may also be the culprit for people still wanting to drink something bad for their health because famous celebrities (shown as endorsers) in the local scene are doing so. Tradition has it that soft drinks are the best beverages after every hearty meal whether you’re in fast food chains or local parties.

Actions Taken by both Public and Private Sector

For the record, cola drinking and production is still not banned in the Philippines but there are some who already want it banned for certain sectors, given all the negative consequences it has for the body. Miriam Santiago, a local flamboyant senator known for her quirky and raunchy stance in every issue once had proposed a senate bill to regulate kids’ access to soft drinks back in 2012. She was urged by the story of an 8 year old student’s strong stand against soft drinks who has been lobbying for the same bill in his home city (Quezon City). As of the moment, the bill is yet to be given spotlight again as it was sidelined by other issues that beset the senate last year (impeachment trial and elections).

Kangen Water® Is A Healthier Alternative!

The pH level of Kangen Water® is in the healthy range of 8.0 to 9.5, and can help your body maintain a better pH level. This clean, delicious, alkaline beverage has 0 calories and 0 grams of sugar, and it is conveniently available at your own kitchen sink. Kangen Water® is a healthier way to hydrate your body from the inside out.

Stop trying to nourish your body with unhealthy choices. Discover what Kangen Water® can do for you! For a free demo please text 09177100129 or email at kangenwaterphilippines@gmail.com

 

References:

http://www.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/1284110852!.pdf

http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/2013/08/06/1055151/hard-facts-about-soft-drinks

http://www.wpro.who.int/topics/adolescent_health/philippines_fs.pdf

http://www.interaksyon.com/business/26490/miriam-wants-law-to-regulate-kids-access-to-soft-drinks

http://asianjournal.com/consumer/why-your-smile-prefers-water-over-soft-drinks/

Kangen Water for Better Health

Smoking and excessive alcohol intakes are the leading causes of chronic diseases. Because of this, about a million people worldwide die yearly. We’ll never appreciate the sweetness of health until we taste the bitterness of sickness.

Some have undeniably gone so complacent in maintaining a good health. In contrast, others have learned to treasure their bodies. Health advocates are continuously seeking for a way to lengthen man’s life. Here comes the discovery of Kangen Water – water known to promote better health.

Kangen Water is alkaline water produced through electrolysis. This type of water has lesser molecules so it’s easily absorbed and hydrates the body faster. People living nearby the area where this water was discovered lived up to a healthy old age and only few were getting sick.

Kangen Water

While the demand for Kangen Water has increased, questions concerning who are safe to drink it were raised as well. In the course of careful studies, here are some answers to this brilliant question:

Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a time when acid level goes very high in a woman’s body. Alkaline water is a big help to relieve morning sickness. During pregnancy, the mother loses alkaline to the fetus. If she had plenty supply of it, nausea is eliminated. Otherwise, she would experience morning sickness and the baby’s chance of having jaundice is high.

Kangen Water Benefits

Athletes

Alkaline water can aid athletes in an incredibly positive way. Unfortunately, some athletes keep an unhealthy and inadequate diet. Regular intake of alkaline water increases oxygen level in the body. This will help increase stamina and endurance for athletes.

Children

As mentioned, alkaline water supplies the body with great amount of oxygen. Children are prone to sickness compared to adults. Having enough supply of oxygen in their bodies will keep them in good health. They will have a stronger immune system and their bodies will be able to work efficiently.

Seniors

The body that we are going to have when we turn 75 will be a lot more different than the one we had during early years. A lot of health and genetic changes happen when we age. Seniors are susceptible to diseases such as cancer, hypertension, dementia etc. Thanks to Kangen Water, our elders will now have increased strength with improved metabolism and immunity. Who would not want these benefits?

In exception to infants that are best fed on mother’s milk, everyone else is safe to drink this miracle water. Our body should be well taken care of because it is a temple entrusted to us. We should set out with great enthusiasm in taking care of it. Physical health is not just an asset – it makes our life count.

Why You Should Start Drinking Alkaline Water

Water is life. But fill it with impurities and pollution and it may not be the case. Sadly this is the quality of water available to us today.

Upon detailed inspection, the level of impurities and harmful substances present in water is at a level that will definitely freak you out or at the very least give you the spooks. It may not be poison per se but given enough time, the damage it creates little by little over years of continued imbibing will eventually do you in.

You might think that it’s just water, one of the simplest forms of elements and that how complicated could it get? Moreover, impurities aren’t that important, right?

Wrong. The thing about impurities in water is that it takes a long time for it to exit your body and there is little you can do about it once it is in your system. Residual accumulation of these impure substances will certainly endanger one’s health in the long run. So anyone’s best chance lies in avoiding it.

To avoid these aquatic impurities the best option available is to drink ionized water. This health-benefitting water is achieved thanks to the water having undergone an electrolytic process by way of water ionizing machine where the dead water is given new life. This electrolytic process separates the water into two streams of acidic and alkaline water.

The alkaline water is used for human consumption and the acidic water is used to water plants and cook food. The alkaline water is supercharged with lots of anti-oxidants that combat free-radicals in your body. Alkaline water’s positive effects on the body include stunting premature aging, rejuvenating damaged cells, and buffering up the immune system among lots of others.

Alkaline water that underwent electrolysis have smaller molecular compositions and is more readily absorbed by cells. Alkaline water provides the body with much needed alkaline to counterbalance the acidity of your body due to too much consumption of sodas, processed foods, and toxins.

Ionized water is the answer to keeping a healthy lifestyle that is constantly bombarded by the challenges of the urban jungle. Living in a city where the water supply has been processed using toxic chemicals exposes you to the risks brought by water impurities. If you want to be truly healthy, you have to go for holistic wellness. Proper diet, exercise, and ionized water are your tools for this.

And for Alkaline water, Kangen Water is the name you can trust. Kangen Water is the trademark for the alkaline rich ionized water processed through the Kangen Water Machine. And it is the tool you need to bring life back in your water.