Friday, June 1, 2007
Dr. Leonid Gavrilov over at Longevity Science has an interesting post debunking the story floating around about sodium benzoate and the links to aging. Apparently, the research quoted in the story is over 8 years old and is somewhat misquoted in the news reports .. surprise, surprise huh!?! My thought is soda is still not a good, beneficial substance to be ingesting but sodium benzoate isn't as harmful as some would like you to believe!
Over at Parent Dish is an interesting post regarding the use of the preservative Sodium Benzoate found in many soft drinks. Apparently it can alter DNA structure and has been linked to degenerate DNA diseases like Parkinson's. Yikes! When combined with the high fructose corn syrup and acids that rot away tooth enamel .. not to mention the complete lack of anything nutritionally sound .. makes you want to spit out every sip ever taken!