Cool and refreshing, soda has been a favorite drink for more than a hundred years.
Most carbonated soda drinks originate from pharmacies in the 19th Century where they were used to cure all different types of ailments.
There is no hiding the fact that soda contains huge amounts of sugar. The American population will consume more than 1.7 million tons of sugar just from coca-cola every year.
What is the weight of a 2 liter of soda?
A 2 liter of soda will weigh approximately 4.4 pounds (2 kg), which is about the same weight as water.
If you wanted to burn off the calories you gained from drinking one small bottle of soda you would need to walk for 50 mins or around 5 miles.
Some ingredients for soda, such as brominated vegetable oil, are banned in many countries except for the United States. Here in the U.S. you can find it in drinks such as Dr Pepper and Sunkist.
The average American will drink around 189 liters of soda every year.
~ Fun Fact ~
Researchers have stated that drinking one can of soda every day will age you by 4.6 years over the course of a lifetime.