Why Drinking Mountain Dew is Bad for Your Health?
Mountain Dew is loaded with sugar and it doesn`t have any nutritional value. It is linked to obesity and diabetes, accelerates the aging process, can cause cancer, it is packed in toxic cans, leads to memory loss and nerve disorders.
- Dental Health Concerns What`s My Beef With Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew was invented in Tennessee and later sold to Pepsi-Cola in 1964.
People from Central Appalaciha are known to have serious dental issues and a number of dentists claim that Mountain Dew is the reason for those dental problems. There is a condition known as Mountain Dew Mouth in this part of the country.
“it`s a stereotype rooted in a terrible fact. Central Appalachia is No. 1 in the nation in toothlessness.”
This is not just a poverty problem in rural America. Just a daily Coke habit can destroy enamel.
Battery acid (pH = 1), Coke/Pepsi (pH= 2.5), Mountain Dew (pH=3).
The can that the soda comes in is associated with hormone imbalance since it is lined with BPA, otherwise the acid would react with the metal can.
It is a toxin which can lead to infertility, obesity, altering pancreas beta cells, reproductive cancer and is related to cardiovascular disease and thyroid dysfunction.
BPA mimics estrogen and is connected to miscarriage, and Polycystic ovary.
- Targeted Marketing-False Energy “Game Fuel”
The average player in the world of gamers is 37. Mountain Dew is marketing to gamers with “Game Fuel” and changing packaging to coincide with the release of key games like Call of Duty.
Smawley says: “ They`re just sitting for 12 hours, just pounding sodas”.
“Go Go Juice”
Mountain Dew was given to baby pageant contestants for extra special energy to win.
- Blood Sugar Issues, Diabetes, Obesity
With a few cans of Mountain Dew you dump a cup of sugar into your blood and this can lead to diabetes or heart disease.
5-8. Skin Lesions, Nerve Disorders, Muscle Problems, Memory Loss
Mountain Dew can lead to nasty skin lesions, nerve disorders, lack of muscle coordination, memory loss etc. One man`s daily habit of drinking 2 or more liters of bromine-containing soda led to his deterioration to the point of no longer being able to walk and requiring dialysis. This is called bromine poisoning. The ingredient called brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is lurking in some soft drinks, baked goods and pasta. It is found in bleached white flour, Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fresca Original Citrus and other citrus-flavored drinks, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple etc.
A 63 year old man developed ulcers on his hands because he enjoyed drinking Ruby Red Squirt with Brominated Vegetable Oil.
- Thyroid Burn Out
Bromine damages your thyroid by competing with iodine needed to make thyroid hormones.
- 10. Dissolves a Mouse
Mountain Dew contains enough acid to dissolve a mouse! These was the defense of the Pepsi lawyers after a Wisconsin man claimed that he found a mouse in his can of Dew. That`s impossible. “The acid in the Dew would have turned a mouse into a goo! I rest my case!” said the Top Attorney for Pepsi.
- BVO in Mountain Dew is Also in Flame Retardants.
The BVO ingredient, which is found in flame retardants, is banned in Europe and Japan, but not in the USA. The American Beverage Association replies: Water is also flame retardant!
Why is BVO used?
“BVO is used to prevent the citrus flavoring oils from floating to the surface in beverages”, claims the Beverage Institute.
- GMO Ingredients
The soybean and corn oil used to make BVO are almost 100% made from genetically modified plants. The High Fructose Corn Syrup is also made from GMO corn. Mountain Dew has more caffeine and more genetically modified high fructose corn syrup than any other soda.
13-14. Preservatives, Dye
GMO soy and corn, BVO, sodium benzoate (preservative that reacts with Dew`s vitamin C to create carcinogens), yellow dye which is made from coal tar and BPA make it one of the most harmful things people can consume.
“This BVO is a safe ingredient approved by the FDA, which is used in some citrus-based beverages”, said Christopher Gindlesperger of the American Beverage Association, which represents PepsiCo, maker of Mountain Dew. “Importantly, consumers can rest assured that out products are safe and our industry adheres to all government regulations.”
Follow the money.
The non-alcoholic beverage market will continue to cash in on addicted Americans with $40 billion in annual revenues.
Looking for alternatives to soda and sports drinks:
- Pure Coconut Water, which is a perfect balance of electrolytes and makes this a great drink for athletes or hot days.
- A refreshing smoothie
- Brew organic herbal tea and pour over ice
- Strawberry Lemonade made with stevia
- Sparkling mineral water with fresh lemon or lime, for example San Pellegrino
- Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Stevia Clear
- Liquid Stevia Extract.