Soda is Bad

S’well bottles feel the famous Oprah effect


Many small companies dream of receiving the Oprah effect, which is exactly what S’well water bottles received when the stainless steel bottles produced by the company were listed in O magazine as a must have, according to CNN. Founder Sarah Kauss states this provided her company with a sense of respectability and success that backed her decision to invest around $30,000 of her own money in the startup when she decided to take the development of a new style of water bottle seriously in 2009.

According to the S’well Wikipedia, Kauss was inspired in 2009 to develop her own line of insulated bottles that keep water cool for 24 hours and hot liquids warm for 12 hours by a talk at her five year business school reunion. As more than 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped into landfills across the US each year the chance to reduce this number with a reusable stainless steel bottle at an affordable price was something Kauss had been considering for a while. The talk by a professor on the water crisis across the world solidified the need for the more stylish bottles that could be used by executives and others who wanted a bottle more suited to city life than camping and hiking in the mind of Sarah Kauss.

The company is already in profit with revenues of around $10 million in 2014 and Kauss has expanded the environmental impact of the company to include a tree planting program. Major retailers like Starbucks now sell the S’well bottles and are making a major impact on the way people across the world use water and use bottles.

Here’s Plenty Of Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

1. Sugary Drinks are Linked to Obesity
There are countless research studies that have proven soda consumption contributes to the onset of obesity in children and adults. Even diet soda can contribute to weight gain.
2. Soda Damages the Teeth
The citric acid contained within soda can wreak havoc on the protective coating of enamel on individuals teeth. As the enamel deteriorates, teeth become discolored and makes you more likely to see a dentist with the onset of cavities.
3. Soda Lacks Any Nutritional Benefit
Read a soda can label and you will be hard pressure to find any essential nutrients. It will tell you how many calories you are drinking and that’s about it.
4. Soda Elevates the Risk of Chronic Disease
You increase the probability of having diabetes, heart disease or debilitating chronic diseases if you consume soda on a daily basis. The word “pancreatic cancer” should be enough for you to find an alternative to soda.
5. Drinking Soda Can Cause Stroke and Dementia
According to the respected neurosurgeon, Russell Blaylock, M.D. drink soda over a prolonged period of time can contribute to the risk of stroke the can lead to vascular dementia.
6. Soda Can lead to Osteoporosis
Healthy folks like Mark Ahn know that phosphoric acid is an ingredient in soda and acts a roadblock, prohibiting calcium absorption into the body. A deficiency of calcium in the body can cause osteoporosis, and reduce bone density.