Thursday, May 6, 2010

Water, or seven and a half teaspoons of sugar?

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM

With logic like this, it's no wonder so many of us are fat.

For sheer shark-jumping, fridge-nuking outrageousness, you just can't beat the American Beverage Association. In a must-read/listen NPR report, the ABA's senior vice president for science policy, Maureen Storey, made the claim that soda should play a crucial role in children's hydration needs:

...Children who have been exercising may not drink enough water to get back to the hydration point that they need to be at. So with a little bit of flavoring and a little bit of sweetness, they will drink enough then to get back to where they need to be.

Are you kidding?

Read more from Tom Laskawy at

In related news, a local group is urging all of us to stop drinking pop. Check out NoFizzCLT on Twitter.

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