SOLAR COLA Ltd - Health Benefits
Solar Cola Ltd was founded to produce delicious naturally flavoured soft drinks made from the highest quality ingredients as a refreshing healthier alternative to other mainstream sodas.
500ml PET bottles - samples, other designs available
Sugar is the "Big Issue" when it comes to health and soft drinks - and here's why:
The B vitamins that we include in small quantities help the metabolism and health generally, such as skin and muscle tone from cell growth, and some cancers. It is the metabolism part that interests us, since if the metabolism in working well, that negates and properly directs the calories in the sucrose (cane sugar) to get used for energy rather than energy converted into and stored as fat. Equally, B vitamins have to regularly replenished - so small regular quantities in a drink if regularly imbibed is perfect. We wouldn't want to spoil the taste anyway with huge doses of vitamins. It's a delicate balance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_vitamins See under the Health Benefits heading/section.
Nobody can say for sure exactly how any drink formula will perform on different individuals with different circumstances. What our customers should glean from all the information that is freely available is that what we have based our formulation on is generally accepted science the world over - but other drinks companies don't seem to be taking any notice.
We can say with our hand on our heart that our cola is healthier. Other soft drink brands changed over to corn syrup from cane and beet sucrose because it was cheaper. That is the bottom line, they switched sweetener - for profit - for their shareholders.
The real problem is that all sugar is seen as bad for teeth and so is phosphoric acid. But so too is ascorbic acid with the sugar in orange juice. So this issue must be taken in the proper context. Nobody would argue that children should not drink orange juice. But the harmful effect on the teeth is possibly worse.
Try a simple experiment (no don't - tooth enamel can't be replaced once it's gone) eat an apple or an orange and let the bits stay in between your teeth. In very short order you will start to feel the pain as your enamel is eaten away. For that reason we recommend brushing your teeth after eating oranges, apples, mangoes and especially pineapple (the worst). Whereas, you don't need to brush your teeth after drinking sweet things in the normal course of events. We would though say this:-
"Solar Cola's policies are better for the planet, but we can't help the planet if you don't look after yourself. Please brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good toothpaste and preferably after each meal."
Pure cane sugar (sucrose) is roughly 3.94 kilocalories per gram. That equals 118 kilocalories for a 330ml can of Solar Cola + a little something for the natural flavorings. In everyday terms that's about a third of a Mars bar per can. Not much different to a sweet cup of coffee. Coca Cola is 141.9 kilocalories per can according to the Weight loss resource website. Orange juice is slightly higher than Coke per 100ml. Check out the links below to confirm our sources of information.
But, calories alone is not the complete picture. The article below is reproduced exactly as it is/was published on the Princeton University website, by way of valuable research and for comment. It tells the story independently better than we could.
A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners
are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to
high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with
access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the
A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup -- a sweetener found in many popular sodas -- gain significantly more weight than those with access to water sweetened with table sugar, even when they consume the same number of calories. The work may have important implications for understanding obesity trends in the United States. (Photo: Denise Applewhite)
results published online Feb. 26 by the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry
and Behavior, the researchers from the Department of Psychology and the Princeton
Neuroscience Institute reported on two experiments investigating the
link between the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity.
When male rats were given water sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup in addition to a standard diet of rat chow, the animals gained much more weight than male rats that received water sweetened with table sugar, or sucrose, along with the standard diet. The concentration of sugar in the sucrose solution was the same as is found in some commercial soft drinks, while the high-fructose corn syrup solution was half as concentrated as most sodas, including the orange soft drink shown here. (Photo: Denise Applewhite)
corn syrup and sucrose are both compounds that contain the simple sugars
fructose and glucose, but there at least two clear differences between
them. First, sucrose is composed of equal amounts of the two simple sugars
-- it is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose -- but the typical
high-fructose corn syrup used in this study features a slightly imbalanced
ratio, containing 55 percent fructose and 42 percent glucose. Larger sugar
molecules called higher saccharides make up the remaining 3 percent of the
sweetener. Second, as a result of the manufacturing process for
high-fructose corn syrup, the fructose molecules in the sweetener are free
and unbound, ready for absorption and utilization. In contrast, every
fructose molecule in sucrose that comes from cane sugar or beet sugar is
bound to a corresponding glucose molecule and must go through an extra
metabolic step before it can be utilized.
We at Solar Cola were so convinced by this and other similar research, that we used these findings to formulate a cola beverage that would be as healthy as it is possible to get, without losing any of the great taste of a premium cola. As Mr Spock would say: "It's logical captain."
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