Pepsi Throwback Review

Pepsi ThrowbackIn case you haven’t heard, Pepsi just released a soda called “Throwback” where they use Natural Sugar instead of High-Fructose Corn Syrup.   The “Natural Sugar” is composed of part sugar cane and beet sugar.  The other difference between this and a regular Pepsi is that there is no citric acid here to preserve the shelf life of the soda (Pepsi is experimenting with this soda for 8 weeks supposedly).  Is High Fructose Corn Syrup bad?  Well there are critics on both sides.  The ones that say that it’s not bad simply have found studies where it does not directly cause obesity and not intrinsically bad for you.  However, opponents have tested this in rats who were forced to mimic most U.S. types of employment.  That is they were forced to be more sedentary than normal and were allowed to consume as much as they pleased.  The study found that the rats were consuming more and began to have signs of type 2 diabetes.  Basically, the rats sense of fullness was inhibited.  What it really comes down to is preference in taste.

2 thoughts on “Pepsi Throwback Review

  1. Refined sugar caused diabetes just as bad as HFCS. Its like arguing which is more poisonous, hydrogen cyanide or Zyklon-B. You’re last line “What it really comes down to is preference in taste.” is a farce. Taste is irrelevant when it comes to poisons. The whole Cola War’s sham of the 80’s was just that… a sham… to get the masses to argue about taste to distract them from the real problem with these products… that they are highly toxic and damaging to the human body in half a dozen different ways.

    Diabetes is no fun at all to have. Confusion, chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating. In addition these products cause teeth rot, flatulence, obesity, stomach ulcers from stomach acid, poor digestion, insomnia, hyperactivity, panic, stress, and hostility. Don’t believe me, drink enough caffiene and you will definatly notice a massive change in your mood from well balanced to quick to anger to down right hostile.

  2. If you have diabetes, you probably should avoid soda and caffeine altogether. Yes refined sugar is just as bad and that is why I said it comes down to taste IF you are drinking a Pepsi or soda. Honestly, anything in moderation is okay. It’s just when it starts replacing water in your daily diet is when it becomes an issue. Add on sitting for at least 8 hours a day and you could easily be heading towards health issues such as obesity and onset diabetes. Good amount of exercise and eating proportionally is the key. Genetics is another key.

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