We all drink a lot of soda pop – that is a fact. Americans consume more of it than they should, which is proven by our horrible obesity rate. However, that doesn’t automatically mean it is bad for you. In fact, there are many interesting facts about soda pop that you need to know.
We’re in favor of this beverage and making it at home, so we’re trying to avoid all of the negative facts, and a quick Google search reveals plenty of negative facts. We want to try to highlight the positive and interesting facts about America’s dirty little secret.
Mind-Blowing Facts about Soda Pop
Did you know that Americans purchase billions of cases of this stuff every year? We know – that is a lot of pop, but do you know how much a typical American drinks every year? Well, the answer is 45 gallons.
That might not seem like a lot, but if you go to the grocery store and buy 45 gallons of water and put them in a big pile in your home, you will see just how much is contained in 45 gallons! It’s too bad that the majority of this beverage is not made at home.
If all Americans could instantly discover the joy of making homemade pop with their own personal soft drink machine, the 45 gallons estimate would be MUCH higher. The diet of an average American contains an enormous amount of sugar. Did you know that sugar drinks, AKA, soft drinks, contribute the largest amount of sugar to your diet?
An average 20oz bottle of pop has about 16 teaspoons of sugar inside of it. For the longest time, the major brands have tried to deny the fact that science shows a clear link between sugar consumption and obesity.
However, that doesn’t mean that if you drink pop you’re automatically going to become obese! It’s the people who cannot control their soft drink consumption who end up becoming obese. Did you know that Coca Cola has over 3,500 different types of soft drinks, which includes their international selection?
Another interesting fact: the soft drink 7-Up used to contain something in it called lithium citrate, which is actually a mood stabilizing drug. This drug is used to treat bipolar disorder and depression.
The famous beverage 7-UP actually contained lithium until 1948, so now; you should have a good idea of where the ‘up’ in 7-UP came from and what it means.
Did you know that only a handful of souls know the secret formulation of Dr. Pepper? This beverage contains a blend of 23 flavors, and although there is a lot of speculation, nobody seems to know the exact flavors used in the drink.
Since you now have some interesting facts under your belt, why not start brewing your own? We can tell you what machine you should buy, so you can start making your own unique fizzing goodness.