After reading the History of World in Six Glasses it's interesting to see how the six drinks Standage used have affected the health of the world. All drinks have, in some way, been tied to poor health habits. Beer is full of simple carbs and sugar and overtime will damage the liver. Spirits and wine fall into this category as well. Coffee and tea are both addictive to people because of the caffeine that is in them and the caffeine flushes nutrients out of the body. Cola is considerably bad because it has high amounts of sugar and caffeine and throws of the ionic balance of the body.
This book explores six drinks and how they have related with world history, but have they also affected the health of people over time and contributed to problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes?
Welcome, and remember...
Just a reminder about what we'd like to see here. Students will be responding to readings, and their grade will be based on the following rubric:
- Reflection statements (self positioning within the course concepts);
- Commentary statements (effective use of the course content in discussion and analysis);
- New idea statements (synthesis of ideas to a higher level); and
- Application statements (direct use of the new ideas in a real life setting).