INTERESTING FACTs f/Crown Financial Ministries
Newsletter dd: 2/28/01
Americans drink an average of 182.5 gallons
of liquid each year. [182.5 x 16 cup/gal]/365 = 8 cup/day.
The largest consumption (55 gallons) is
carbonated soft drinks. [55 x 16]/365 = 2.4 c/d
Tap water (25 gallons) follows soft
drinks. [25 x 16]/365 = 1.1 c/d
(24 gallons). [9/21/06] According to the Beverage
Marketing Corp., Americans drank more than 7.3 billion gallons of bottled
water in 2005, more than 24
gallons per person per year, placing it second only
to carbonated soft drinks as the most-consumed beverage. And among the
most important reasons we drink bottled water is that we were afraid of
getting sick from tap water. Is bottled water safer than tap
water? Not necessarily. In fact, tap water is far better
regulated and treated than bottled water.
], [24 x 16]/365
= 1.05 c/d
The water consumed
is way below the 8-10 glasses of water recommended!
See No. 1 below. Many
nutritional experts discourage the consumption of excessive amounts of
soft drinks because of the high sugar content or artificial sweeteners
information. ...... from email dd: 1/26/01 , C. H.
- Subject: Water vs. Coke (and most other
sodas) see also: http://www.amys.com/lemonslice/lunchbox/index.php
- Soda is
all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down
like this before.
- 1. 75% of Americans
are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world pop.)
- 2. In 37% of
Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken
- 3. Even MILD dehydration will slow
down one's metabolism as much as 3%. (If MILD is 3% what is % chronically?)
- 4. One glass of water
shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied
in a U-Washington study.
- 5. Lack of water, the
#1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
- 7. A mere 2% drop in
body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic
math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed
2% is 2 lbs./100 lbs. of body weight. 2 Lbs = 4 cups water.)
- 8. Drinking
5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%,
plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer.
you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
- See also: SODAS, COFFEE (caffeine &
500 carcinogens? ), SPORTS DRINKS:
Here's an example:
"Active girls who drink cola drinks are five times
more likely to have had bone fractures than girls who do not drink
soda, according to a study published by Grace Wyshak of the Harvard
School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in the
June issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent
"A survey of 460 ninth and tenth grade girls found a correlation
between drinking soft drinks and having broken bones. Girls
drinking carbonated beverages were three times more likely to have a
broken bone than girls not drinking them. Prior research has
found that caffeine leaches calcium out of bones,
leading to increased incidences of osteoporosis in the long
term. This study attributes immediate damage to the
phosphoric acid in colas. For more than a century
your scientists have known that workers exposed to phosphorus suffered
more broken bones. Sixteen-year-old girls currently consume
an average or two-plus 12-ounce soft drinks daily. For boys,
intake tops three 12-ounce soft drinks daily."
following is bogas
according to: Snoopes.com:
No wonder coke tastes soooo good:
- 1. In many states (in
the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to
remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
( I thought they called
the fire department. )
You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two
- 3. To clean a toilet:
Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and ....... Let the "real
thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The
citric phosphoric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous
- 4. To remove rust spots
from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up
piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
( I am suspicious that
this would make the bumper worse after the next rain.)
- 5. To clean corrosion
from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals
to bubble away the corrosion. ( Water will do the same.)
- 6. To loosen a
Applying a cloth soaked in
Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
( I just don't like this
- 7. To bake a moist ham:
Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum
foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, Remove the
foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown
I would think that the phosphoric acid would leach out the aluminum
into the gravy. Besides being a poison aluminum has been
linked with Alzheimers.)
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a
load of greasy clothes, add detergent, And run through a regular
cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease
stains. It will also clean road haze from your
- 1. The active ingredient in Coke is
phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will
dissolve a nail in about 4 days. ( However other articles have listed the
large amount of water needed to restore the body's Ph to normal after
drinking a coke.)
To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must
use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive
- 3. The distributors of coke have been using
it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
(Don't get it on your
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