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  • The Soda Ban: Good For Healthy Skin, Bad for Your Rights?

  • Posted by Kristen on July 8, 2010 at 05:28PM
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  • The Mayor of San Francisco recently banned Coke, Pepsi, and Fanta soft drinks from vending machines within the city's limits -- it's true! And it's causing a ruckus amongst soda-lovers and conservatives alike that don't appreciate the government deciding what they can and can't drink. The ban went into effect this week in order to prevent obesity, but us skin-savvy women of the world are not just weary of the effects sugar can have on our waistlines, but also our skin's health (see if your diet is making your skin look old).

  • It's a pretty well known fact that consuming large quantities of sugar causes skin to dull and creates wrinkles. In numerous studies, sugar has been shown to damage collagen and elastin (the fibers that keep skin firm) and once your collagen is damaged, it looses its resilience becoming dry and weak, which causes skin to sag and wrinkles to form -- not pretty. And of course sugar just doesn't add years to your face, it also causes cavities and damages your pearly whites (Frisco will surely stay off the list of these worst teeth cities now).

  • So sugar is obviously not our health and beauty friend, but do you think the government should decide if we can indulge in harmful food and drinks? The recent tan tax is one way for the administration to deter us from jumping into tanning beds, which are proven to cause skin cancer, but should they be allowed to completely prohibit us from consuming drinks that, in serious moderation, won't hurt us?

  • Tell us what you think. Would you protest a soft drink prohibition in your town?

  • If you do want to live in a "pretty" city, you might want to get on board with the soda ban. Take a look at our recent previous post narrowing down the prettiest cities in America.

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  • Member Comments

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    • It\'s about time,,,how OBESE is America going to get?? You\'re wining about SOFT DRINKS?? People don\'t even have clean, drinkable water in their different locations all over the world. America is so spoiled, fat, and disgustingly selfish, sometimes it makes me sick! People don\'t even know what portion control is, and don\'t bother trying to tell anyone, either! Cause they will get you right together! If people knew what moderation is, this would never have been an issue. But, people are morbidly obese and just keep on packing it in! Sorry, but unless you have serious health issues that cause you to be overweight, then there really is no excuse! And if your health issues are caused by you being overweight, then shame on you! Hit the treadmill! Gluttony is a sin,,,and hello, if people were fasting like they should be, regularly, we probably wouldn\'t have near as many people overweight! And now Obama has cleared the way for health care for all??? So, now you\'re telling me that my taxes are going to pay for some guys medical care just because he has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and is having to have surgery to remove blockages from his arteries, all because he couldn\'t stop overeating!?!? Disgusting! There is a reason why God gave the law and the commandments in the old testament,,,because people don\'t know what is good and expedient for them!!! If we all did like we were supposed to, there would have been no need for police, no need for government, and no need for Jesus Christ,,,but we all know what\'s best for us, right??? We\'re like a bunch of spoiled little brats that\'s been getting away with far too much for far too long, and now someone wants to impose a rule on us? How dare they??? LOL! You people crack me! Google portion control and tell me if you eat correctly! HA!

      by beccka Monday, July 12, 2010 at 11:13AM Report as inappropriate

    • The soda ban applies to vending machines on city owned property. The ariticle states that the ban is on vending machines within city limits which is technically correct but implies something different. The author did it deliberately to generate buzz. Otherwise who would read this non-story?

      by JohnDoe Friday, July 9, 2010 at 09:50AM Report as inappropriate

    • This story is inaccurate. The city of San Francisco \"bars calorically sweetened beverages from vending machines on city property.\" There is no soft drink prohibition in San Francisco. As writer you should do your research before publishing stories. This has now become a hot article on Yahoo Buzz and everyone is talking about how San Francisco outlawed soda. This is not true.

      by setmefree Friday, July 9, 2010 at 09:27AM Report as inappropriate

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