Wayzata, Minnesota

Water or Cola... What's your choice

Water is Highly Regarded

The American Dental Association and the American Medical Association have both published numerous studies recommending water as a preferred beverage for general and dental health. Pure water, at 7.00 PH (neutral) is best. Battery acid at 1.00 PH is an example of a liquid that is extremely acidic. Soda pop profiles between 4.61 PH and 2.49 PH which is closer on the scale to battery acid than to water. The acid content in both diet and non-diet pop compounds the trouble for your teeth. The acids directly attack tooth enamel leading to cavities.

I received the following information from an e-mail so I can not verify that all the statements are true. They are a mix of health tips, cleaning tips, and amusing data.


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
  4. A University of Washington study showed that one glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters.
  5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or printed page.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of cola in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  2. You can put a piece of T-bone steak or a nail in a bowl of cola and it will dissolve.
  3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of cola into the toilet bowl and let it sit for one hour, then flush clean.
  4. The cola removes stains from vitreous china.
  5. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in cola.
  6. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  7. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  8. To remove grease from clothes, empty a can of cola into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The cola will help loosen grease stains.
  9. The commercial trucks that carry the cola concentrate must use a hazardous material identification labeling for highly corrosive materials.