Mountain Dew is one of the most popular modern drinks in the western world, and fans of the drink have developed an almost cult-like affection towards it.
However, the serious issue concerning this drink is the fact that it is so regularly consumed and people are not aware of what it contains and the effect it is having on their health.
This article’s aim is to share some important facts about the consumption of this drink in order to prevent the potential deterioration of your health.
NEVER DRINK MOUNTAIN DEW AGAIN!
These six facts will hopefully convince you to stop consuming Mountain Dew:
According to children’s dentist, Dr. Terri Winn, Mountain Dew is one of the most acidic soft drinks, not too far away from Coke and Pepsi.
For comparison, one of the least acidic beverages available is unsweetened tea, which has a pH level of 7.2, while one of the most acidic substances, battery acid, has a pH level of 1. Mountain Dew is a lot closer to battery acid than unsweetened tea in terms of acidity, having a pH level of 3.14.
2. GMO Ingredients
Normally, since it produces it, Pepsi must reassure you that the consumption of Mountain Dew is completely safe, and that its ingredients are not harmful to your health.
However, it is always better to see and decide for yourself. Here, we give you the list of Mountain Dew’s ingredients:
- GMO high fructose corn syrup
- Sodium Citrate is a chemical additive used as a food regulator and emulsifier. It reacts with many major drugs and can cause harmful side effects.
- Sodium benzoate (this preservative has a strong reaction to vitamin C in Dew and creates carcinogens)
- Yellow #5 dye (produced from coal tar)
3. Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
Brominated vegetable oil is derived from corn or soy and is a synthetic compound that is added as an emulsifier. BVO is a common endocrine disruptors that prevent your body’s absorption of iodine. Studies suggest that this synthetic compound can build up in human tissues and may cause reproductive and behavioral problems in large doses.
Some health problems that may manifest from bromine toxicity include psychotic symptoms, skin rashes, severe acne, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, loss of muscle coordination, and in more severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rate), even memory loss.
4. High Sugar Content
Mountain Dew has a very high sugar content that adds on to its acidity and toxicity. Here’s a chart to show you how much sugar is in this beverage.