“Chemicals” a single from Love and Death is appropriate for this post.
If You Drink Coke & Pepsi You Are Swallowing Chemicals.
This includes Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Fanta or other similar beverages made by Coke or Pepsi, you’ve been drinking BVO (brominated vegetable oil).
It has hit the news that Coca-Cola and Pepsi have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a media campaign that protested the practice.
I’m happy to see it go because BVO is a flame retardant and it’s usually made from genetically modified corn or soy derivatives bonded with a bromine atom. All bromines are endocrine disruptors; they can also interfere with iodine absorption by the thyroid, breast tissue and prostate tissue, causing nutritional deficiencies, which can promote cancer.
Here is the catch although we are happy for the removal of BVO from their beverages, you may not be aware they’re replacing it with: sucrose acetate isobutyrate.
BVO Being Replaced With Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate
The idea of removing all synthetic chemicals from their products has apparently never occurred to Coke and Pepsi. Their products are full of artificial sweeteners and other chemicals, and it turns out they need to use emulsifier chemicals to prevent all their chemical ingredients from separating.
To accomplish this they’re turning to sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB), another chemical! Eastman Chemical Company, which produces SAIB, describes the chemical as a weighting agent or flavor emulsion stabilizer to prevent separation of essential citrus oils. It is also used as a fragrance fixative and to provide transfer resistance in some lipsticks.”
Scientific studies show that SAIB (sucrose acetate isobutyrate), when ingested by humans, is largely exhaled through respiration, indicating that the chemical enters the blood supply upon being ingested orally and then makes its way to the lungs.
The bottom line is, even when companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi is pressured to remove a toxic chemical in their products, they simply replace it with another synthetic chemical. Either way, you’re still drinking synthetic chemicals. Their last chemical BVO is known to cause problems with our thyroid and endocrine glands. SAIB makes it possible to weaken our lungs and in turn affect our heart.
If you are a smoker inhaling carcinogens and drink these beverages you are at a double risk!
This is how, day after day, millions of consumers are poisoned into a state of chronic degenerative disease with synthetic, processed foods and beverages.