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With all the information about the negative health effects of soda why do people still drink it unironically?
It does not even taste that good.
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>>11744454
Most of that "information" is bullshit you heard from a friend, trash you read in some pseud's blog passed off as a health article, or shitposts you came across like your own here where vague bad things were alluded to but no evidence or even articulation of what you were pretending to claim is included.
>It does not even taste that good.
Clearly it does taste that good. Or are 2 billion servings of Coca-Cola sold daily because of all the demand for drinks that don't taste good?
https://www.cheshnotes.com/coca-cola-unit-cases-sold-2001-2017/
>Unit cases 2001-2017 (in billions)
>2017
>29.2
>One unit case represents “Approximately 5.678 litres or 24 servings of 8 U.S. ounces, the size of the original Coca‑Cola bottle”.
>29.2 unit cases * 24 servings per unit case / 365 days per year = 1.92 billion servings per day
Soda's great. It provides you as much hydration as water despite the lies you probably fell for about that. It has carbonation which is a pleasant sensation. Like Gatorade it provides electrolytes which is part of why you'll see soda in hospitals for patients on no food diets (better than water where you aren't getting sugar or electrolytes). It has caffeine which is a ridiculously popular and well liked product (more adults in the US than not drink coffee daily). The stimulation is nice and it's one of the safest psychiactives in common use with health benefits like reduced risk of Parkinson's. And between the carbonation and phosphorus Coca-Cola is a successful first-line blockage treatment.
http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/340763
>Gastric Phytobezoar is a blockage of the digestive passage with vegetable matter that may lead to bowel obstruction and can result from eating high fiber fruits that fail to digest properly.
>Doctors give an example of the common case in Asia where eating persimmons tend to form gastric blockages due to high fiber content.
>Coca-Cola has a success rate of more than 91.3 percent for treating gastric bezoars.
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>>11744454
man when you group a bunch of them up like that it really deters me from putting back a 30 rack of RC
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>>11744672
Soda is just water and sugar its fine for you. Bad shit starts happening when you drink a gallon a day
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>>11744672
>defending soda
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>>11744763
Anybody that thinks an extra 50-75g of sugar every day is "fine for you" is completely ignorant of nutrition.
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>>11744766
Damn right and I'd do it again.
>>11744779
Not an argument, friend.
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Fact: You cannot find a classier advertising artist in the entire history of consumer culture than Haddon Sundblom. Museum tier high art for your drink ads, that's how you know Coca-Cola was always onto some next level shit.
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>>11744809
And speaking of museum art:
>What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.
t. Andy Warhol
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>>11744809
Santa is drinking classy there. Like he poured himself 4-6 oz in a tumbler glass.

Or that's a fullsized coke and Santa is fucking 10' tall with massive hands.
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>>11744824
That's the most retarded thing I've ever read. Any more pics of that girl though she's making my penis feel things I never thought it could feel.
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>>11744840
10 oz of coke is supposed to be normal, that's why every few years they half heartedly push smaller 8 and 10 oz cans and bottles. Nobody should be drinking 20oz of the stuff unless they are on a liquid diet.
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>>11744849
It's not retarded. It's a pretty great observation. Coca-Cola is more than just some drink you put together and sell to someone. It's a Platonic Form. The Idea of Coca-Cola is more real than the countlessly many individual instances of Cokes that participate in its Form. We all essentially accept that Coca-Cola is this hyperreal perpetual guarantee for a limitless supply of identical drinks, on demand, anywhere in the world from the wealthiest and most exclusive paradise properties to the poorest and least developed hellholes of sub-Saharn Africa. It's the closest thing to a real world fulfillment of the ancient concept of magic, or the supernatural, or the sublime.
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>>11744454
You realize the odds of getting into a life-altering/ending accident every time you get on the road 40 mph+ are not encouraging, right? Like 1 in 77 over a lifetime. I think I read somewhere that comes out to 1 in 3k every time you get on the road or something. Some people have to commute for hours a day, potentially raising those odds.
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>>11744454
Sugars are some of the most addictive chemicals around.
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>>11744672
Soda sells because poorfags and nogs don’t care about their health. Trying to pass off soda as healthy when it contains two days of your daily sugar in one bottle is one of the most autistic arguments I’ve heard all day.
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>>11744926
You're much more likely to die in a car accident than dying in the US military these days from what I understand. And there's a ton of military suicides.

The US is highly dependent on it's road systems for delivery of everything. And every person is expected to have a vehicle unless they live downtown in a major city.
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people are addicted to all kinds of shit, and justify their addictions in all types of retarded ways. i just feel sorry for the kids brought up in fat fuck families that most probably wont know better until it's too late.
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Sometimes I crave a Coca Cola but I try not to drink more than a few a week
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>>11744672
Based lobbyist
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It's not really that unhealthy, the health detriments come from overconsumption, just like literally any other thing in the entire planet. Drink a couple cans a day max and you'll be fine. Less than that and there's no reason to be concerned at all.
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>>11745003
>a couple cans a day max
AHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
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>>11745003
>78 grams of sugar in two cans of Coke
>Maximum recommended amount of sugar per day is 37 grams.
Can’t tell if you’re a (((shill))), an addict, or an autist.
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>>11745003
A couple of cans a day on top of your actual energy requirements is 30 lbs of fat a year
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>>11744454
i like how the bubbles feel
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>>11745098
Drink some Polar then
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>>11744454
People smoke and it is bad for them. People drink alcohol and it is bad for them. It is in our nature to destroy ourselves.
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I get sick when I try to quit soda. Sore throat, headaches, constipation. What do?
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>>11744454
In my case it's caffeine addiction + seasonal depression.

>>11744454
This post brought to you Coca Cola (TM) Incorporated (C)
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>>11744454
Physical dependency on caffeine and sugar.
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>>11744454
>It does not even taste that good
you dont know how wrong you are
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>>11746898
It tastes alright.
Not good enough for the rotten teeth, increased body fat and premature aging you get from it. I'd maybe understand people drinking it every now and then if it was super delicious.
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>>11744779
t. been on /fit/ since the new year
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>>11744454
Time to stop looking up all this fake science BS on Facebook and start taking your meds, grandma.
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>>11744454
because it tastes good
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>>11747589
>Not good enough for the rotten teeth, increased body fat and premature aging you get from it
apparently it is though
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>>11744454
You know who's concerned with health? Fags and women. Neither of whom belong on this site.
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>>11744454
>It does not even taste that good.
>>11747589
>It tastes alright.
Call soda unhealthy all you want, but don't pretend it doesn't taste good. You idiot straight edgers all make this same mistake of lying about the good of a substance because you're so upset with the bad of it. It makes people less likely to believe you even when you're right about the negatives when you demonstrate such blatant dishonesty about the positives.
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Coke is delicious, i will have a couple cans per month. Dont have the urge to have it too often but when I do it is enjoyable.
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>>11750543
Do you really think soda is delicous? I don't think it tastes bad but it is nothing to get excited about.
I can understand people eating something that is not good for them if it tastes really good like chocolate. But soda, really?
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>>11744454
I drink diet.
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>>11744672
lol who is this nutjob
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>>11744672
Based literal shill
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>>11750680
>I can understand people eating something that is not good for them if it tastes really good like chocolate. But soda, really?
What are you talking about? Way more soda is consumed than chocolate worldwide. It's not even close. Coca-Cola alone is at 1.92 billion servings per day:
>>11744672
Meanwhile:
https://brandongaille.com/26-incredible-chocolate-consumption-statistics/
>The worldwide consumption of chocolate every year is estimated to be at least 7.2 million metric tons.
7.2 million * 907,184.74 grams per ton / 43 grams per serving / 365 days in a year = 416.16 million servings of chocolate per day.
Pretending soda is just OK and not an exceptionally enjoyable drink is similar to when music contrarians try to claim the Beatles weren't a particularly good band. In both cases you have a phenomenon of such absurdly extreme popularity that any explanation denying exceptional quality as a factor will sound more than a little silly.
Think of the market for food and beverages as an ecosystem. And think about the uncountably many different sorts of beverages that have come and gone throughout human history. How many have come close to having as much of a demand as the demand for soda? There were all sorts of drinks that could have caught on at the time soda did. But it was soda that everyone latched onto and it's been soda that's blown up into an insane worldwide need.
Coca-Cola was literally and unequivocally selected by the Invisible Hand of the Free Market as more valuable and in greater demand than malaria pills and other basic medical supplies, which is why it was only well after Coca-Cola already had extensive distribution networks established through the least developed / least accessible regions of sub-Saharan Africa that malaria pills and medical supplies began reaching those populations. And we know the limiting factor before was only the lack of distribution network because they ended up relying on Coca-Cola to deliver those medical supplies.
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>>11744454
Addiction and marketing.
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>>11750680
>>11752818
Anyway though I think your main problem here is soda's been so wildly well liked and successful that it's easy to take it for granted. You don't notice its extraordinary appeal because that same appeal turned it into one of the most familiar and mundane seeming products you encounter on an everyday basis. You have to take a step back and dissociate yourself a bit from that familiarity to realize how extraordinary it really is. There isn't any food or drink you could ever personally invent that would reach even 1% of the desirability soda has. It's basically the end result to human history's repeated distilling of the concept of enjoyable taste. What people really want to drink is what molded soda into existence.
>>11744945
>Soda sells because poorfags and nogs don’t care about their health.
What a shit opinion. Not being good for your health doesn't cause a commodity to be in demand. At best that's just a potentially repulsive attribute that the actual attractiveness of a commodity could overpower. By analogy you don't like a film because "I don't care about the plot." You might like the film *in spite of* it not having much of a plot because you enjoy its striking mise-en-scène and haunting auditory aesthetic.



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