We all know that sodas are not good for us. Drinking soda introduces caffeine and either sugar or artificial sweeteners into our bodies. These beverages may taste refreshing. However, they provide extra calories without the benefit of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, or protein. No sodas can proclaim themselves to be health foods. However, here are 16 sodas that may be particularly toxic to your health when considering calories, carbohydrates, sodium, chemicals, and additives.
16. Fanta Grape
Sweet as candy, drinking a can of Fanta Grape can bring back fond childhood memories. A 12-ounce can of Fanta Grape soda contains 170 calories, 44 grams of carbs, 44 grams of added sugars, and 40 mg of sodium. High fructose corn syrup gives this beverage its highly sweet taste and Red 40 and Blue 1 provide the bright purple color. The Center for Science in the Public Interest warns that food dyes such as Red 40 may increase hyperactivity in children or trigger allergic reactions.
15. A&W Root Beer
A frosty mug of A&W Root Beer can also bring back nostalgic memories of childhood. These may include memories of a trip to the drive-in A&W stand and the cold delight of a root beer float. In your youth, you probably weren’t checking the label on your soda pop for nutritional info. Therefore, you may not realize that a 12-ounce serving of this sweet treat contains 170 calories, 47 grams of carbs, 46 grams of added sugars, and 80 mg of sodium. This beverage, sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, also gets its caramel color from sugar that has been heated with other carbohydrates.