The world has observed the death of millions of people due to diseases breakouts, epidemics, malnutrition, wars, hunger or poverty. We all hate all of these reasons which lead to the death of a huge number of people. These issues are something which people working hard to get rid of, but some reasons of death become addition to people. One of such reason of death is Mountain dew which is consumed by millions on a daily basis.
The drink was invented in 1940 by Barney and Ally Hartman at Tennessee and named as Mountain Dew. The preparation of drink got a bit changed in 1985 by Bill Bridgforth and Tip Corporation of Marion took a right of production.
Then the organization was of William H. Jones and known as it Tip Corporation that Bill which gave us the Mountain Dew, a favourite drink of many youngsters. Finally, in 60’s Pepsi-Cola took the right of production of the ‘green monster’. Today the following of Mountain Dew is similar to religious follow up.
One of such examples of addiction of Mountain Dew is the Appalachian Mountains. The region has a common issue of Mountain Dew Mouth and the number of toothless people is far more in Central Appalachia.
Although there are horrible health issues due to consumption of Mountain Dew still people are continuing to drink it almost daily.
1. Mountain Dew has adverse impact on Reproductive System
There was a running rumor that consumption of Mountain Dew shrinks the manhood. Actually, the drink has nothing to do with your reproductive system. And also, the drink which comes in a bottle or can has no impact on the hormones as well.
Then how it is related to the reproductive system? Actually, the plastic bottle which act as a container of this drink consists of BPA. It is a layer of chemical which protect the bottle from the acidic reaction of Mountain dew drink with plastic. Now, as per recent research the BPA has a direct impact on the infertility rate. Other adverse impact includes-
- Cardiovascular disease
- Reproductive system cancers
- Changes in the beta cells in pancreas
- Thyroid dysfunction
2. The level of acidic is far more than you can Imagine!
Can you just guess the acidity level of Mountain Dew? Well, Pepsi and coke have pHof 2. 5 while mountain Dew has it up to level 3. It is claimed by US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health that the acidic level of Mountain Dew is way higher than any other soft drink.
3. Misleading Advertising
The advertisement is what makes people buy the drinks like Mountain Dew. The tagline of Mountain Dew suggest it as a ‘Game fuel’ likewise Red bull gives people ‘your wings’ and M&M put a catchy line as ‘melts in your mouth’.
There are a huge number of young people who are passionate about the video games and keep drinking the Mountain Dew while playing the favorite video games.
As per the report of Environmental Health News, an addicted gamer spends up to 12 hours a day and all the time he or she keeps drinking the soda or Mountain Dew.
There are not only gamers under the addicted list. The Honey Boo also promoted the combo of Red bull and Mountain Dew at her appearance on Toddlers and Tiara before her performances. This endorsement encourages many others to keep consuming the toxic drink.
4. Use of GMO Products
Mountain Dew is not safe in any sense. Rather it is totally unsafe. See the ingredients which are GMO products.
- GMO corn and soy
- BVO (it is banned in Japan and EU)
- Sodium benzoate (it is preservative) (It can highly react with vitamin C in Dew to creates carcinogens)
- Yellow dye (formed from coal tar)
These combinations are surely producing the most harmful product which will completely destroy your body. But as per the claim of Pepsi, there are no hazardous chemicals in Mountain Dew and it is perfectly alright to drink it regularly.
Shockingly the Pepsi also claimed that FDA has approved BVO as a safe ingredient. It is a common ingredient in citrus based drink. Also, all the guidelines set by the government are followed by Pepsi to make sure that Mountain Dew has no ill effect on consumers health.
The incident might remind you the movie Food Inc to convey how the monitoring bodies are actually ignoring the fact of health hazard due to Mountain Dew. Many of the people working in monitoring bodies were part of such huge corporation in past. And at the root of this
5. Acknowledgement by Pepsi
The fact given here are not at all made up, although you might feel like it is all to defame the drink. But actually, if you don’t trust the scientific community let’s believe what Pepsi has acknowledged about Mountain Dew.
In 2012, Ronald Ball got something jelly like in the bottle of Mountain Dew which taste like rancid. He took the content and out and it seemed like a dissolved mouse in the bottle.
The guy sued the Pepsi Co along with the proof. And you will be shocked to know that Pepsi actually acknowledged that the Mountain Dew might have dissolved the mouse and turned it into jelly.
Well isn’t it scary now? Imagine how it might be working on your internal organs after consumption.
6. Long Term Impact of Mountain Dew
We are aware that diseases like obesity and cancers are silent killers and many are dying due to such health issues. Here understand that Mountain Dew is also a silent killer.
The consumption of this drink will not directly kill you. But the regular consumption of Mountain Dew will assure that you suffer from diseases which lead to death. The harmful chemicals will have adverse impact on overall health and well-being.
How to Stop this?
It is difficult to stop the companies from manufacturing this harmful drink. But you can stop drinking it at your level. It is for sure that Mountain Dew has nothing to nourish your body but it actually act as destroying hand to make you ill.
So, now decide on you own. Make a choice of health over the baseless addiction. Start drinking natural juice or nutritious drink instead of harmful drinks like Mountain Dew. Pass on the knowledge to your friends and make a pack that you will not drink it anymore.