Coke and Pepsi Among Major Soda Brands Hiding Alcohol Content

Coke and Pepsi Among Major Soda Brands Hiding Alcohol Content

Every can of Coke contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar—an inflammatory, an  energy sapper, and a leading cause of tooth decay—but it’s the 10mg of  alcohol in every liter that might concern consumers the most. A new  report reveals that many leading soda brands — including Coke and  Pepsi — contain a small amount of alcohol per bottle. The findings are  particularly startling for those who object alcohol for religious or  spiritual reasons and may be unknowingly consuming it through Coke and  Pepsi beverages.

French Scientists Find  Alcohol Hiding in Coke and Pepsi

On June 27, Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) revealed that  half of the most popular sodas contain minute traces of alcohol  – including incredibly popular Coke and Pepsi. In addition to Coca-Cola  and Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light, and Coke Zero also contain the minute  alcohol content. Many cheaper supermarket versions are actually  alcohol-free.

Admittedly, 10mg per liter isn’t much (it’s about 0.001 percent alcohol).  Because the Qur’an forbids consumption of alcoholic beverages, though, some  Muslims may take issue with that small percent, even if the Committee of the  Mosque of Paris deems it still in line with their religious beliefs. Others who  have decided to abstain from alcohol may also be outraged.

So, what is alcohol doing in soda? Michel Pepin, the scientific director for  Coca-Cola France, says that traces of alcohol come from the process of making  soda rather than the initial ingredients of its secret recipe. The amount is,  however, legal. In fact, even orange juice has some alcohol because  ethanol occurs naturally in many citrus fruits, particularly toward the end of  harvest season, when the yeasts have had more time to convert sugar into  alcohol.

Massive Sugar Content Spikes  Disease Rates

Meanwhile, sugar and artificial sweetener consumption has been linked  repeatedly with obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. A 2009 study even  found that almost half of high-fructose corn syrup (usually in the top two  ingredients of soda) contained toxic mercury.  So no matter how you look at it, soda is definitely a health destroyer.

Additional sources:

Daily  Mail

Oxford  Journals

University  of Buffalo Department of Psychology

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