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Question about water and Soda

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Harbringer, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    So, theirs all the bunk about, hey, if you drink a bunch of water its good for you all around, like, your skin glows. And stuff. But what if you drink soda as well, would they negate each other, or would you still get all the positive effects of drinking water?
     
  2. CCRunner

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    I don't know about glowing skin but you would still be hydrated with water and soda. Soda is liquid too ain't it?
     
  3. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    Ya but im talking about still maintaining all of the positive benefits of water drinking as well. Not just hydration.
     
  4. Perfection

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    I'm not aware of any benefit to drinking water beyond hydration.
     
  5. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    ...skin glows?
     
  6. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Not in the radioactive sense.
     
  7. Kerozine

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    Why not? It'd be pretty neat! :D
     
  8. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    It does tend to make my skin visibly healthier looking.
     
  9. McManus

    McManus Thinkers friend

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    Don't believe everything you read somewhere on the internets or hear told by someone..
     
  10. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    Or my own damn eyes, apparently.
     
  11. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    ...yes, cleaning yourself tends to do that. :lol:
     
  12. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Humans are notoriously at making these sorts of correlations, it wouldn't be prudent to accept your claims without some sort of scientific evidence.
     
  13. ecuwins

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    Water is good for hydration, I don't know if it makes one's "skin glow" though. I don't see how soda could negate any effect, other than making one fat because of all the sugar(or HFCS) in them.
     
  14. bhsup

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    Pop (what the civilized world calls soda) typically contains caffeine, which is a diuretic.
     
  15. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    Its not so much that water is so good for you as that other drinks contain various things that if consumed in large enough quantities are bad for you. An occasional soda (pop is a dumb name) wouldn't have a huge effect, but just drinking water in addition to the soda you would normally drink wouldn't do much although it could make you need to urinate more to flush some of the bad stuff out if you had enough I suppose). Of course, enough water can be bad for you too, but it takes a lot.
     
  16. Onionsoilder

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    All of the sugars and carbonation in soda can be bad for your teeth if you drink a lot of it. In addition, if you drink a lot of soda(or just consume a lot of sugary substances in general) you can develop diabetes and/or gain weight. Aside from that, I'm unaware of any negative health effects from drinking soda.

    One thing of note, water is very important to flush all of the impurities out of your system. You should drink enough every day so that your urine is clear. If it's yellow, you're not drinking enough. The clearer it is, the better, though you should aim for it being completely clear. Other drinks are no substitute either. This is probably the biggest mistake, people drink juice, soda, coffee, or whatever instead of water. You need to drink water, and lots of it.
     
  17. Nylan

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    Soda can inhibit calcium absorption, or so I've heard. Water won't cancel that out.
     
  18. King of Town

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    Our water also contains fluoride which is good for your teeth. Some sodas can increase the chance of kidney stones.
     
  19. Alpine Trooper

    Alpine Trooper AllCiv

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    Fluoride is great for your teeth if you want to destroy your brain cells at the same time. It's just excess radioactive waste, that's all.
     
  20. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Source needed.
     

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