Did you know that strawberries and tomatoes are an excellent source of calcium?
Calcium is needed for the growth of a strong skeletal frame along with Vitamin D, protein and exercise. Excellent in helping to prevent osteoporosis.

Did you know that soda pop has 9-12 teaspoons of sugar in one can?
And is loaded with caffeine which puts a stress on your nervous system and actually does not quench your thirst at all. Remember water is the beverage of choice for all ages and freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juices in moderation.

Can't wait to pop the lid off the next Mountain Dew or Pepsi?
Before you do, you may want to read all the facts on this page before gulping down another can of pop.

Even though it tastes good and many people consider it a treat, pop actually can be harmful to you in the long run. Drinking it on a daily basis can lead to several health problems, such as weight gain, tooth decay, heart disease and other illnesses.

Each 12-ounce can of soda pop contains between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar. Drinking several soft drinks a day, on a daily basis, can add to an alarming amount of sugar intake. Pop also contains calories, caffeine and acids and has no nutritional value.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, carbonated pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old's diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined.

Your body needs proper nutrients that soda cannot provide. That's why it's best to stop loading up on sugar-filled pop and try other beverages, like water and milk. Milk provides necessary calcium for the body, while water contains no harmful calories, acid or sugar.

Even though it's okay to grab a soda every once in awhile, it's important you don't make a habit out of it. So the next time you grab a drink from the refrigerator, reach for milk or bottled water instead of a can of pop.

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