Take spoons of sugar, add in some carbonated water and food coloring, add more sugar and what you get is basically a simple version of soda. Soda is simply a recipe for disaster. Flavor is a high price to pay for what you get from consuming it. Sodium benzoate, a common ingredient found in most sodas has been linked to allergies, asthma and eczema. Phosphoric acid, another soda ingredient, has been found to contribute to osteoporosis and tooth decay, as well as kidney problems. High fructose corn syrup, the soda sweetener has been connected to metabolic syndrome, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. I recommend that you stick to good old filtered water!