First let me say that I don't like soda, at all, anymore. I lost 40 pounds about 3 years ago and many of those pounds were put there by soda. Which I really have never liked. The bubbles are too stabby (a word?) and make me hiccup. But I used to be the kind of person that would eat or drink whatever was around me. Since I have lost weight and worked really hard to maintain my weight loss I have had a ban on soda in the house. I am not tempted by it anymore and had a few sips here and there.
I mainly didn't want soda in the house because of my daughter, she is a sugar fiend like her father. I reluctantly started buying my husband Coke recently only because if I buy it it will be really cheap and if he buys it he will be paying too much. He just has to have his soda. I should give him credit because he only drinks one a day. I digress. I certainly don't let my daughter drink it. It has no nutritional value and she doesn't need the caffeine given her hyperness (is that a word?). Or so I thought......
I just read in someone else's post that the caffeine in a Coca Cola has the same stimulant effect as ADHD meds. The post was full of responses to the news that ADHD meds increases the risk of death in children. One respondent was a pharmacist that said to just give your kid a Coke in the morning because it has the same stimulant effect as meds. I am not a fan of medication unless absolutely medically necessary, especially for my kids. That is why I am excited by the theory that using soda could help my daughter. Nobody ever died from drinking a soda!
She is having a half a can this morning and the other half after lunch. I will inform you of any significant results.
I need to go have my coffee. Yes, I self medicate my undiagnosed ADHD with coffee. 1 cup 2-3 times a day. Who knew medicine could be so tasty ; )