Coca-Cola: what it was really invented for

February 1, 2009

When discussing diet with family, I recommend that they limit soda pop consumption to one 12-ounce serving per week or less...

When discussion diet with families, I recommend that they limit soda pop consumption to one 12-oz. serving per week or less. I then point out that Cola-Cola was originally invented as an after-meal dessert replacement, and initially came in 6-oz. bottles. At that point, I explain the rule at our home that any meal that includes soda pop can not include another dessert. Most of the families like the concept, and report using it.

Jon Jantz, MD
Newton, Kan.