Is Coke Replacing Water In our Lives ?

@kukkad (511)
India
April 12, 2007 2:15am CST
When I go out with my friends to restaurants, they would prefer drinking a "Cola" to "Water". They say its safe to drink a Cola to drinking water as they are not sure if the water they drink would be clean enough. We all know that "Cola" is not good for our health and our bones. Yet, I think we still press on taking a cola to water. I have known people stacking their homes and their refrigerators with Cola Cans and would just pull out a can of it when they feel thirsty. Is it that "Colas" are replacing the need for Water in our lives.
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9 responses
• India
26 Apr 07
If the answer to the question raised by you is yes, then I'm afraid, it is time for us to think over the ill effects cola can have on our lives. Excessive consumption of it can cause porosity of bones, making them weaker. There are other health hazards as well. Apart from these health hazards, there are social evils attached to the cola companies. The bottling plants of these multinational companies are rapidly consuming the ground water thus reducing the availability of ground water. They also dispose off their discharge in natural water source like river and cause water contamination. Thus it is time for us to get going against consuming colas.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
Well I guess that it must depend upon where you live. The water is safe here in Canada and most people drink it before their meal in a restaurant and then order the beverage of their choice afterward.
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@kukkad (511)
• India
12 Apr 07
I agree to you Winterose. But, there are still places where water is quite safe and clean, yet people drink more of "Coke" and less of water. Btw...... how's the sales of your new book goin on....... :)
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• Portugal
20 May 07
I think this may be true in the US but most of other countries usually have other types of drink then just cola. I know that in the US they also have other types of drinks but for what it is given to us is the idea that every American drink a lot of cola. In Portugal people usually drink ice tea as it is a new trend. Maybe this will pass with the time and a new drink may appear and take the place of cola and ice teas.
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@myworld2 (106)
20 May 07
no amount of restaurant water can do the damage to your body that coke is doing by consuming it everyday. if it is a bad lot take some probiotics preferably buy bottled water with a sealed top next time they eat out.
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@niang03 (147)
• China
20 May 07
Well..i really addicted to water..i don't want to replace water in my life..water is everything for me..drink water also keep our health..i don't say that i hate soft drink,sometimes i drink also when i need it..but,to think of replace it,it make me think twice..
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
3 May 07
When I lived in France I rarely drunk Cola. Mostly when I ate at McDonald's. I never bought it to my house and my parents never drunk it. Once I moved to Canada I started buying it because my friends there always asked me if I had coke in the fridge when they came over to visit me. I found that people in Canada were drinking too much coke and I can say the same here in the US. Now I am getting into the habit of eating junk food and I will need to stop as I am gaining weight. I agree with you, in some families coke is really replacing water. They always have it in the house at any meal and that's so bad for our health.
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• Ireland
12 Apr 07
Your friends could have a very valid point about the water. We never see where the water is coming from when we ask for it in restaurants. I drink cans of orange when I go out but I don't stock up with it at home. I have a water cooler and I get a supply of spring water delivered every few weeks.
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@massageeh (966)
• Taiwan
12 Apr 07
Water? What's that? 8 years ago I move back to Taiwan where I was born, and I can tell you every corner has one of those tea shops. the tea they sell are cheaper than bottled water sold at 7-11. You can walk down the street grab a tea for pennies.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
20 May 07
I do not buy cola anymore for home, so when I go out I do get one occasionally. Not every time though. I'm trying to cut back but not completely quit drinking it. This was easy for me to do, it has not bothered me not drinking coke every week. I maybe on the average drink one to 3 a month. I try to drink mostly water, but here lately I've been on a kool aid kick, LOL. We have a 12 pack of orange soda that we have had for months now and very little has been drank, we are doing good.
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