Dr. Pepper Screws With Your DNA?

Ken AshfordHealth Care2 Comments

Soda_64As does Fanta, Sprite, Coke, and almost all other soft drinks.  The real culprit here is sodium benzoate, a natural item found in berries.  It’s normally harmless, but when ingested in large quantities, it screws with your mitochondria, the cells that power your DNA.

Sodium benzoate is used in many sodas, as well as pickle juice and sauces.

The problem – more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse – can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

This could be something on the level of the classic saccarine-causes-cancer alarm*, so don’t worry about it yet.  Read more here, if interested.

* …if you drink 100 Tabs per day, which you can’t do because they don’t make Tab anymore.