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 Grist.org.

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

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