BY: Bernalecia Benedicto




Water is life. Without it, there would be no life on Planet Earth. Without soft drinks, which is toxic to our organs, life would go on, and more people, especially children, would even be healthier. Since the human thirst mechanism is not very reliable, drinking at least 8 glasses a day is a good rule to instances, dehydration has already taken place before the person feels thirsty. Don’t wait for dryness of the mouth, nasal passages, eyes, and any of those symptoms listed above before drinking water. It is best to prevent thirst (Philip Chua, 2013).

According to Chua that if we don’t drink water, a host of problems, in varying proportional degrees, can occur, like fatigue, headaches, irritability, mental dullness, sagging skin, retention of toxic wastes in our body, weight gain, kidney stone formation and urinary tract infection. If dehydration is serve shock and death could ensue.

(Olson, 2015) cited that as soon as soda’s swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar.

Soda is loaded with sugar and calories, but negatively. While the sweetness of the carbonated beverage may be enticing, ditch the soda pop and reach for water instead (Paula, 2015).

Statement of the Problem

  1. What are the benefits of soft drink and water to the SCC students and how it affects to their health?
  2. What are the numbers of students who prefer to drinks water and soft drink during recess and lunch time?


Objectives of the Study

This study sought to determine:

This study was conducted to determine how many senior high school students preferring to drink water than soft drink or soda, or how many high school students preferring to drink soft drink or soda than water here in SCC. It aimed to:


  • Determining the number of SCC senior high school student who prefer to drink soft drink and water.
  • Know what are the benefits of soft drink and water and what are the effects of it.
  • Which product they prefer in drinking soft drinks and water.

Date and Place

School year 2016-2017 from month of November to March, at Southern Christian College (SCC).


Significance of the Study

This study will be beneficial to the following:

  1. Students
  2. Teachers
  3. SCC library
  4. Future Researchers


Students. This serves as the basis of information about the difference of water and soft drink, and how it affects in terms to their health.

Teachers. They will be able to determine which of the high school students most prefer to drink; the water or the soft drinks.

SCC Library. The school library will also be benefited for compilation purposes and for the references of other researchers.

Future Researchers. Future researchers may also use this work as a reference for future studies.


Scope and Limitations

This study focused only in Southern Christian College’s (SCC’s) campus. Specifically in high school department. The respondents of the study will be the high school students in SCC.

Literature Review

This chapter presents the literature and studies that have been conducted and related to the study. It includes related article, foreign and local study, and local of the study and definition of terms

Facts and trivia

This leads to overeating and weight gain. Drinking a tall glass of water before each meal will help one lose weight. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as three percent. Male potency and female lubrication are reduced by dehydration. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100 percent of the dieters.

Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79 percent and one is 50 percent is likely to develop bladder cancer (unknown, 2015).





Soft Drinks and Disease

Soft drinks are the beverage of choice, but sugary drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes,       heart disease, and other chronic conditions. People who consume sugary drinks regularly—1 to 2 can day or more—have a 26%  greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who rarely have such drinks. A study that followed 40,000 men for two decades found that those who averaged one can of a sugary beverage per day had a 20% higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from a heart attack than men who rarely consumed sugary drinks.

A related study in women found a similar sugary beverage–heart disease link.  A 22-year-long study of 80,000 women found that those who consumed a can a day of sugary drink had a 75% higher risk of gout than women who rarely had such drinks.  Researchers found a similarly-elevated risk in men. Dr. Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, recently made a strong case that there is sufficient scientific evidence that decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption will reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases (Paula, 2015).


Soft drinks and Diabetes

Strong evidence indicates that sugar-sweetened soft drinks contribute to the development of diabetes. The Nurses’ Health Study explored this connection by following the health of more than 90,000 women for eight years. The nurses who said they had one or more servings a day of a sugar-sweetened soft drink or fruit punch were twice as likely to have developed type 2 diabetes during the study than those who rarely had these beverages ( Paula, 2015).


Staying Hydrated

Throughout the day, you lose about 8 cups of water from your body. If it will not be replace this lost water to the human body, it can lead to dehydration, which presents as thirst, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and dry mouths. Soda does not replace the water that loses by the human body, caffeinated sodas can actually make dehydration worse by increasing urine productions (Nutrifacts, 2015).


Definition of Terms

Water is a calorie free and hydrating and the benefits are priceless.

Soft Drink is loaded with sugar and calories, but does nothing for your health except, Effect it negatively.

Benefit is an advantage that has good effect or gained from a certain idea.

Disadvantage makes a situation worse somebody less effective or desirable.




Research Design

This study is a quantitative research. Researcher will be used convenience sampling to gather the data taken from Senior High School students of Southern Christian College who prefer drink water and soft drink.

Locale of the Study

Conducted inside the campus premises at Southern Christian College (SCC). Particularly in Senior High School department. Taking 100 respondents in random sampling.

Respondents of the Study

The respondents of this study will compose of 100 students from the Senior High School Department at Southern Christian College, officially choosing the students which prefer to drink water or soft drink.


Research Instrument

Researcher made survey questionnaire.


Data Collecting Procedures

Data gathering of the study, a letter of permission to conduct. This survey will be approve by the research and will be send to the Senior High School Principal for the approval, to administer the survey questionnaire, the survey questionnaire will personally administer by the researcher to the respondents.



Work Schedule

Activities November December January February March
Concept and Instrument Development
Proposal Defense


Data Collection



Data analysis



Final Defense







Budgetary Requirements

Expenditures Second Semester


Printing of materials P 200.00
Plastic folder P 24.00
Fare and meals during the gathering of data P 200.00
Total Php. 424.00



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