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Soda for Food Stamps

#1 Jan 03 2013 at 5:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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gbaji wrote:
TirithRR wrote:
High sugar, mass produced, unhealthy food isn't exactly super expensive. That's part of the reason why it's used so often and why there is the obesity "epidemic".

It's not like drinking a gallon of Orange Juice instead of a gallon of Pepsi is really much better for you. I think the Pepsi actually has fewer calories, and beyond the Vitamin C from the OJ, (which is not really that big of a vitamin since it has to be one of the easiest to get through any other foods), the OJ doesn't provide anything good for you since juicing it removes the part that makes the fruit 'good' for you (filling, with few calories). You are left with all the sugar and calories, and none of the 'filling'.


Actual poor people drink water and take vitamin C tablets (or actually eat oranges when possible instead of drinking juice). May I mention for the record that we never had juice in the fridge either. We did occasionally have apples and oranges though.


That's not the point (and HA, vitamin tablets?)

The point is you are making a big deal about the "expense" of Soda, and how the Food Stamps being spent on it means they have too much. Soda is cheaper than other non-water beverages, and the other non-water beverages are just as unhealthy in terms of "nothing but empty calories from sugar".
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