Bloomberg to Save New Yorker's from Themselves, or
Big Apple Honcho Knows Better Than You What You Should Do.
Take your pick. Whatever your perspective...
Truly love this article from nutritionist Judith Valentine printed back in '02.
"Beverage Digest estimates that per-capita American consumption of carbonated soft drinks in 2009 fell to 736 eight-ounce servings, down from 760 servings in 2008. (Per capita consumption peaked in 1998 at 864 eight-ounce servings.) But even at current rates, which are nearly 15 percent lower than the peak, the U.S. still has the highest per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in the world, Beverage Digest said."
864 eight ounce servings!
But hey, now we're down to only 736.
Now, I have maybe one or two sodas per month.
Not smug. Not holier than thou.
Just don't like (enjoy) all that sugar.
So...lucky for me.
But if I'm only downing 288 ounces per year tops, somebody else is picking up the slack to the tune of five thousand, six hundred ounces. Or more. Per year.
Obviously I'm no great fan of soda.
Still wonder where King Mike gets off enforcing his whim on the paesantry.
For giggles department:
Here's an uplifting site to determine the number of caffeinated drinks necessary to kill you.
I know. Not very sciency.
How about a real case of death by soda from a couple years ago?
And, yes, excess water consumption can be a killer too.
The name of the contest?
"Hold Your Pee for a Wii"