Just a little bit of a vent here guys, nothing to worry about.
So, my mother talked to me about a phone call she had with my grandmother yesterday, and here's how one of their conversations went:
Grandma: So, Pepsi is on sale at the supermarket this week.
Mom: I saw that, but John (my dad) is the only one who drinks Pepsi, and he's gotten away from drinking a lot of soda. Shannon (my sister) and I don't drink cola, and Aaron prefers Coke.
Grandma: Well, Chuck (my uncle) was telling me about how he was drinking Coke the other day at work, and one of his coworkers said that Coke is used to take rust off of metal. He said that he dumped it out right away. Can you imagine what that does inside of your body?
My mom mentioned how she wasn't going to get into that whole subject with my grandmother, but I'd be willing to. I see so many people comment on articles about how Coca-Cola can clean stuff, and they say things like "Looks like I'm switching to Pepsi." "That's why I drink Pepsi!" Listen here, people. The reason why Coke can clean things like that is because one of it's ingredients is phosphoric acid. And guess what? Phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in Pepsi, and all other colas out there. Not to mention any acid will get rid of rust, for example, lemon juice will do the same. And we all know lemons contain citric acid. You're not doing your body a favor by switching to Pepsi, as it's just as bad for you as Coke is. But, it doesn't take a genius to tell you that soda in general is bad for you. The key is moderation. Not to mention, the only reason Coke is usually targeted in the situation is because it is the best selling soft drink worldwide. If Pepsi was #1, then they'd be targeting it instead of Coke. So, long story short, Pepsi isn't better for your health than Coke is, and vice versa. Whatever one you prefer the taste of is all you, and you keep buying it. Knowing that cola can clean the rust off of things isn't going to scare me, or anyone else who drinks it. If you're like me and know not to drink a whole 12 pack in one sitting, but to limit yourself to a little soda each day, then you'll be fine.