U.S. soda consumption lowest in 30 years

U.S. soda consumption lowest in 30 years

U.S. soda consumption lowest in 30 years:  according a new report from Beverage Digest, an industry tracker America is on the right track when it comes to soft drink consumption.

Soda has been a controversial subject lately, causing the world’s leading health experts to plead for a tax on the sugary, health detrimental drink. Soda has been shown to increase weight gain, and the high fructose corn syrup and aspartame have both shown negative health effects.

New research from Consumer Reports shows that soda may even be linked to cancer.

With the news of the decrease in soda consumption, it seems that America is finally on the right track. Soda sales have dropped for the 11th year in a row.

The message is spreading that soda is a health disaster, and increasing numbers of Americans are ditching it in favor of their health,” said Dr. Mercola, a leading health expert and physician. “This is one more example that we’re winning the war against the junk food and beverage industries.”

But it’s not just that soda consumption decrease every year. The actual rate at which it is decreasing is getting higher. Soft drink sales declined by 1.2 percent in 2015, which is less than the .9 percent in 2014.

As stated in a piece by Fortune:

”Total volume declined 1.2% in 2015, an acceleration from 2014’s 0.9% drop, as the biggest three players in the category all reported falling demand, according to a new report from industry tracker Beverage Digest. The group also reported that annual per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks dropped to about 650 eight-ounce servings in 2015 – the lowest since 1985.”

“Along those lines, the big losers were yet again the diet soda brands. Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke each reported declines of over 5%, while Diet Mountain Dew’s drop was 4.8%. That’s because consumers have becoming increasingly skeptical of artificial sweeteners, most recently fretting about the health implications of consuming aspartame, which is still deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Those concerns were so top of mind that it even led Pepsi to reformulate its diet soda last year.”

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Soda is linked to cancer.

1. “U.S. Soda Consumption Drops at Its Lowest Rate.” Mercola.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.
2. “Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low In The U.S.” Fortune. N.p., 28 Mar. 2016. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.
3. “Another Reason to Cut Back On Soda.” Consumer Reports. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.
4. “The World’s Leading Health Experts Want Countries to Start Taxing Soda.” Science of Us. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.

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