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Fattening Coca Cola vs. Fattening Orange Juice and the winner is
Island Turtle ^ | Corky Boyd

Posted on 10/15/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT by Corky Boyd

Congress will probably pass a tax on sugared drinks as part of the health bill. The rationale is it will reduce caloric intake of “unhealthy” drinks. The real reason is simply to increase taxes, with a believable cover, like all prior “sin taxes.” I decided to do a comparison of Classis Coke to my favorite drink, freshly squeezed Florida orange juice.

Well the Coke has 100 calories for an 8 oz. serving and the fresh orange juice a whopping....

(Excerpt) Read more at islandturtle.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Government
KEYWORDS: coke; health; orangejuice; taxes

1 posted on 10/15/2009 2:12:54 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: Corky Boyd

OJ provides potassium.

Pretty soon, the government will probably require an RX for it.


2 posted on 10/15/2009 2:15:38 PM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
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To: Corky Boyd

I’m eating grapes. Is that still legal?


3 posted on 10/15/2009 2:17:29 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (President Obama got the Nobel Prize and my ass is still sitting in Afghanistan. Its not fair. - G.I.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
It depends on how many you eat.
4 posted on 10/15/2009 2:22:06 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yeah, for now, but keep it quiet, kay? Grapes can be made into wine!


5 posted on 10/15/2009 2:23:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Isn't it great....we're heading for a Free Enterpriseless society.....)
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To: goodnesswins

Gonna try that tonight. They’re tempranillo.


6 posted on 10/15/2009 2:23:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (President Obama got the Nobel Prize and my ass is still sitting in Afghanistan. Its not fair. - G.I.)
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To: Corky Boyd

OJ doesn’t have added refined sugars in it.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 2:28:14 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Corky Boyd

Welcome to Germany 1933.


8 posted on 10/15/2009 2:35:14 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Corky Boyd

NYS was going to tax sugar drinks...until people fumed...so they went one better...taxed bottled water. Good ole NY!!


9 posted on 10/15/2009 2:49:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

What really ticks me off about this—kids spend hours at school after school — most of them don’t drive so they have to rely on something from the snack machines to tide them over. I think its a big deal. If schools are going to take away any food and drink they need to replace it with something good (not just gatorade which is what some schools are doing)!

Whose fault were those machines in the first place?..I remember when I was growing up, not only did the snack stand open after school (which was a money maker) but there were machines with all kind of healthy and unhealthy snacks including fruit. BUT the SCHOOLS are the ones who, for years, chose to fill those machines with soda, chips and candy—with their sweetheart deals with vending machine dealers. Now they act all innocent?


10 posted on 10/15/2009 3:05:31 PM PDT by applpie
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To: Califreak
government will probably require an RX [for OJ]

More than likely.

Consider: OJ requires expensive carbon dioxide emitting transport in most states

OJ is bottled in either toxic plastic or tree destroying cartons.

Potassium is toxic to people with certain medical conditions, potentially causing sudden death.

Surely, the government should regulate its sale!!

11 posted on 10/15/2009 3:35:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: applpie

If you read the ingredients on the bottle of Gatorade, you may be surprised to find that it contains High Fructose Corn Syrup.

The powdered, non-bottled, mix-with-water Gatorade does not contain HFCS, but we found it utterly unpalatable, and had to throw it away.

Unfortunately, we had to buy a box of the fructose-free Gatorade, there was no way to buy just one packet, so it was an “expensive” taste test.

It was utterly vile, LOL.

But if you google “sports drinks” along with the phrase, “hereditary fructose intolerance” — you can find online recipes for sports drinks which contain no fructose, whatsoever.


12 posted on 10/22/2009 8:20:41 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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