Skip to comments.Eight Questions with Dr. Pepper and Dr. Thunder
Posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
You've heard from the Nanny State politicians. You've heard from the soda lobby. You've even heard from Spike Lee.
But what do Dr. Pepper and her lesser-known colleague, Dr. Thunder, think of Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban? Find out here.
Oh, did you know some juices have more sugar than soda? And what about arsenic in apple juice? The doctors tell all.
Dr. Pepper is a venerable expert, but extremely OLD. Dr. Thunder brings nothing new to the table already not already covered by Dr Pepper, and even the layman Mr. Pibb does a better job making his case.
We can expand the discussion, as this has relogious implications—just ask any RC, incuding those of the Diet Rite. ANYONE willing to face down Bloomberg onthis ought to have plenty of Moxie.
The semi-metal Arsenic is a very serious concern because it has the ability to reduce the immune system’s ability to detect novel pathogens quickly.
This creates the double risk of allowing a novel pathogen (which the body has never seen before) to establish itself before the immune system responds to it, and then, when it does respond, it overreacts, which can be as bad or worse than the disease.
For this and other reasons, the FDA limits arsenic in potable water to a tiny amount of 10 parts per billion. And because natural groundwater often contains levels of arsenic higher than that (which is how it gets into apple and grape juice), this means that at least technically, that well water may not be safe to drink.
But paradoxically, while they would want to eliminate the arsenic from fruit juices, it would be almost impossible to do so.
New Orleans-based World Bottling Company produced soft drinks during the first half of the 20th century, including a unique beverage called Dr. Nut. Dr. Nut had an intense almond flavor, similar to Amaretto liquor. They also bottled products called "Grape Fruit", "Lou Breese" and "Sweet Mandy", as well as a ginger ale.