I tease with the header, I do…
As a friend recently posted, Diet Pepsi was her drink of choice and in honor of that, here are a few flavors of Pepsi from around the world that you might not have heard of…
And considering what they are, not sure that’s a bad thing (check out the complete list here, at the weburbanist.com) :
There were quite a few more posted on the site I listed, as well as the description and success of each, so its definitely worth a looksee if interested.
I shall ever be a Diet Dr Pepper girl, I’m afraid.
And I will drink it *cries* no matter what any report says :
New research in the FASEB Journal shows that the phosphates in popular sodas accelerate signs of aging and may also increase the prevalence of age-related complications such as kidney disease, cardiovascular calcification and skin atrophy.
To make this discovery, Harvard researcher M. Shawkat Razzaque examined the effects of high phosphate levels in three groups of mice. The first group of mice was missing a gene (klotho), which when absent, causes mice to have toxic levels of phosphate in their bodies. These mice lived 8 to 15 weeks.
The second group of mice was missing the klotho gene and a second gene (NaPi2a), which when absent at the same time, substantially lowered the amount of phosphate in their bodies. These mice lived to 20 weeks.
The third group of mice was like the second group (missing both the klotho and NaPi2a genes), except they were fed a high-phosphate diet. All of these mice died by 15 weeks, like those in the first group. According to Razzaque, this suggests that phosphate has toxic effects in mice, and may have a similar effect in other mammals, including humans.
“Humans need a healthy diet and keeping the balance of phosphate in the diet may be important for a healthy life and longevity,” said Razzaque, from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. “Avoid phosphate toxicity and enjoy a healthy life.”
I like scientists, I do. So why are they trying to hurt me with this type of study…
Why – Don’t they want me to be happy?
*runs off to hide 24 pack of Diet Dr. Pepper from the stupid scientists that are making me sad*
They can have anything they want from me, but not my Diet Dr. Pepper, by gawd.
They can’t have that.