Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Soft Drinks and Osteoporosis

All soft drinks are made with a solution of phosphoric acid.  This is, in part, what gives them their kick.  Phosphorous is a very active element, having the ability to combine with calcium.  Most people have a poor calcium intake.  The phosphorus then pulls the calcium from their storage warehouse - that is, their teeth and bones.  The result is osteoporosis - that is, loss of density of bones, back and disc trouble, pyorrhea and, of course, decayed teeth.  The sugar, three to six teaspoons per six ounces of soft drink, of course, multiplies the problem.

George E. Meinig, D.D.S., FACD, "New"trition

Source from The New Yoga for Healthy Aging by Suza Francina