Name: Nada Al Zahrani
Class: EAP 1 B
Reading Reaction Journal#6
Cherian, R. (2009, October 3). Harmful Effects of Soft Drinks (Soda) (May 5, 2011). From http://www.lifemojo.com/lifestyle/harmful-effects-of-soft-drinks-soda-3920349
This article talks about soft drinks. These drinks cause weight gain and kidney problems because they affect the whole body. Also these carbonated beverages have no little benefit but they contain sugar and caffeine, all harmful to health. So we need to drink more than 8 cups a day, to compensate for the lost body water, and liquids because these drinks. Also, diet drinks are harmful, because they cause a lot of problems for the body, such as insomnia. This article also talked about some ways to create a habit, like drinking plain water, or adding some flavors to water such as lemon.
We note the proliferation of soft drinks these days; in most restaurants you can only find these drinks. All people like these drinks here in America. I find all the people drink these drinks, everyone loves them. Even in the movies, people eat popcorn with these drinks. In Saudi Arabia also, most people drink these drinks during meals. But we have a large class of people who do not drink soda but only fresh juices, especially the elderly. I agree with the writer about the damage of these drinks but I think because of the distinctive taste the people loved them. I learned from this article that these drinks have negative effects on the kidneys. So everyone must try to stay away from these drinks whenever possible.