I don’t know what Nehi soda was like back in 1924 when it was launched but today it is just another clone among dozens of copies with the same toxic ingredients that flooded American market. Only brand names and chemicals added for flavor are different; the content is essentially the same.
When I see “beverages” like this one on in stores I get mixing feelings like shame, humiliation and sadness. Shame because it’s disgraceful for manufacturer (Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., Plano, TX) to supply such a talentless and unhealthy swill to their fellow citizens, children especially. I feel humiliation because it is unworthy of a human to drink such a swill. I feel sadness because millions of Americans keep drinking it without realization that they are accepting slavery or worse: They pay their own money to destroy their own health. And health of this country is close to collapse. No health – no country. People, why are you giving up your health along with your country altogether?
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
How can anyone in clear mind choose to allow this ridiculous cocktail of anti-nutritious xenobiotic chemicals in to their blood and the blood of their CHILDREN?? I thought we are NOT prisoners of a Nazi camp sacrificed for chemical experimentation. No wonder, you have got badly high health risk of DDFI = 4.4 and close to zero Nutritional Value of DDNF = 0.15 by drinking “peachless” Nehi. You may have fun calculating these numbers yourself by playing with a trial version of the Dye Diet Calculator. Simply start typing-in the ingredients, add and then hit “Calculate!”
I will give you $100 if you unequivocally prove that children and families of CEO and upper management of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., drink this liquid.
Food additives to avoid:
- Red 40 is an artificial color (azo dye, oxidant) added in relatively small amounts; this time only 28 mg in every bottle. Whether peaches are red? They don’t care. They care to sell. Recent studies showed that mixtures of Red 40 with potassium or sodium benzoate preservatives may cause hyperactive behaviour in children, that is, affect your child’s brain. Keep in mind that recommended daily intake of Vitamin A is only 1 mg. Read PDF file: Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks:
- Potassium benzoate, is known to produce benzene, a known carcinogen in presence of acids, such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, etc.,
- HFCS adds deadly amount of sugar – 66 teaspoons per bottle. Watch exciting YouTube video by Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Bottom line. I never directly tell you what you should and what you shouldn’t buy or drink. I only give you information with references to sources. I measure artificial dye content for you thus uncover commercial secrets (see How Much Dyes Do We Drink?), so that YOU could make YOUR informed choice from which you and your family would benefit. Of course, you can clearly see my emotional opinion behind the text, which is that we cannot afford drinking a swill like Nehi if we are to pay respect to ourselves, let alone to care about our health. You can choose drinking mineral or purified water instead, without damaging human’s health and dignity. Hydrate yourself straight!