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Let's look at soda pop and also vitamin D
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Guidestone Financial Resources, an entity of our denomination that focuses on retirement, insurance, mission:dignity, etc., publishes a periodical that provides for interesting reading. On pages 18-19 of their most recent publication, they have two pages devoted to "wellness." I am going to share some of their info.
Do you drink soda pop on a regular basis? So do 50% of Americans. It accounts for 21% of one's daily caloric intake. The soda pop industry takes in over $40 billion a year.
Read this fact: Did you know that a 20 ounce cola contains 15 teaspoons of sugar. That's about a teaspoon of sugar per swig.
So here are a few ways that regularly drinking soda can impact your health:
Wow! I sure am glad I stopped drinking soda pop almost 11 years ago!
What about vitamin D? An estimated 75% of Americans are vitamin D deficient, according to a study from the University of Colorado. The impact of Vitamin D deficiency include:
Vitamin D is not abundant in our food. Small amounts can be found in oily fish (salmon, tuna and herring), dairy products and cereals. Vitamin D is found mostly in the sun's rays. Your skin absorbs 80% to 90% of the nutrient through the sun's ultraviolet B rays. About 10-15 minutes of sun exposure (without sunscreen) 3 times a week is enough to produce the body's requirement of Vitamin D, according to the National Institute of Health.
So, if you want to focus on glorifying GOD through the Biblical stewardship of your health, reduce/eliminate your intake of soda and enjoy being out in the sun 3 times a week.
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