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Rockntractor
04-02-2012, 05:37 PM
Every other week, it seems as if there’s a new study cautioning people against the health risks of diet soda.

But just how dangerous is soda – especially for a person who drinks it every day? Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, answers one viewer’s concern.

Hi Dr. Manny, I drink a few cans of diet soda every day. Could this be bad for my health? Thanks, Beth

According to recent studies, diet soda may be linked with an increased risk of stroke. Prior research has already linked soda with obesity, kidney damage and certain cancers.

“Just because it says ‘diet,’ doesn’t mean it’s healthy or the key to losing weight,” Alvarez warned.

While making the switch from regular soda to diet may save on calories, drinking more than one per day may actually increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes.

Patricia Bannan, a registered dietician, offered a second opinion:

“While I think having a regular diet soda once in a while is OK, I recommend people limit them as much as possible,” she said. “The reason for that is twofold – number one, both regular and diet soda is very sweet and it can trigger your sweet tooth and get you accustomed to eating very sweet foods and craving more sugary foods. The second reason is that both regular and diet soda have undesirable ingredients. Regular soda is packed with sugar, packed with empty calories, and diet soda has a lot of artificial ingredients.”

Bannan recommended drinking flat or sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice, or making ‘infused’ water using cucumbers, berries, limes or mint.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/30/diet-soda-too-dangerous-to-drink-every-day/#ixzz1qvBqUXg8

SaintLouieWoman
04-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Now I feel bad about feeling so aggravated with Publix this evening. They had a big sale on Coke products. I was annoyed that the shelves were about bare and none of the flavors that I usually get were there. I had planned on going back tomorrow for it, but think maybe I'll just skip it.

SR has his Sodastream, that carbonates water to make seltzer. Maybe we'll just stick with that---will be cheaper and probably better for us.

Rockntractor
04-02-2012, 10:23 PM
SR has his Sodastream, that carbonates water to make seltzer. Maybe we'll just stick with that---will be cheaper and probably better for us.

I drink more seltzer or club soda than anything in the summer, we have a store here that is selling 2 liter Dr.Pepper and Cherry Dr. Pepper for 70 cents right now, so I have been drinking too much of that.

Retread
04-02-2012, 10:23 PM
HEB seltzer at about $1.50/gal

noonwitch
04-03-2012, 08:59 AM
More anti-Diet Coke propaganda.

Rockntractor
04-03-2012, 10:59 AM
More anti-Diet Coke propaganda.

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Novaheart
04-03-2012, 11:28 AM
I drink more seltzer or club soda than anything in the summer, we have a store here that is selling 2 liter Dr.Pepper and Cherry Dr. Pepper for 70 cents right now, so I have been drinking too much of that.

Polar Seltzer , flavored seltzer, has enough zip to satisfy that fresh taste and sensation that we look for in soda and doesn't have aspartame or phosphoric acid.

Dark colored sodas are the worst for you.
Aspartame is worse than Splenda, Splenda is worse than Stevia. Stevia soda is still expensive ($6.00/six pack).

I haven't had a cola or dark soda or aspartame soda since I started seeing the nephrologist in May 2011 and have seen steady improvement in kidney function.

I can't say that the one is related to the other, simply that I have quit dark sodas and aspartame in addition to giving up red meat, pork, and highly processed foods or those with artificial ingredients. I especially watch out for added phosphates.

Novaheart
04-03-2012, 11:32 AM
More anti-Diet Coke propaganda.

That's what I used to say about cigarette warnings.

Potential Negative Effects
A research team at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston studied links between diet and kidney disorders among over 3,000 women enrolled in the national Nurses' Health Study. They found that two or more servings per day of diet sodas led to a two-fold increased risk of faster kidney function decline. The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in 2009 and later published in January 2011 in the "Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology." A study in 2007, published in the journal "Epidemiology," also found a link between diet and regular carbonated cola beverages, which have a high level of phosphoric acid, and chronic kidney disease. No such link was found with non-cola carbonated drinks like lemon-lime sodas and ginger ale.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/444907-can-diet-soda-cause-kidney-disease/#ixzz1qzYSDiuW

Zeus
04-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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Rockntractor
04-03-2012, 12:38 PM
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Do you like throwback better than regular?

Zeus
04-03-2012, 01:15 PM
Do you like throwback better than regular?

Not really. I guess I'm just used to the regular.

I can go days without a Dew then there are days I'll knock back a six pack or so.

I know I know too much Caffeine too much sugar but I loves my Dew :smile-new:

enslaved1
04-03-2012, 01:16 PM
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I agree, but I've been trying to cut back on the caffeine. Sadly, all the other pops pale in comparison to that nectar.

Zeus
04-03-2012, 01:23 PM
I agree, but I've been trying to cut back on the caffeine. Sadly, all the other pops pale in comparison to that nectar.

That is so true. Folks used to tease me about thriving om Marlboro's, Mountain Dew and Mayhem. Don't do the cowboy killers anymore but always plenty of Mountain Dew & Mayhem in supply.

Rockntractor
04-03-2012, 01:57 PM
Not really. I guess I'm just used to the regular.

I can go days without a Dew then there are days I'll knock back a six pack or so.

I know I know too much Caffeine too much sugar but I loves my Dew :smile-new:

I can tell the difference between the sugar and corn syrup versions of Dr.Pepper, Pepsi and Coke, but I don't notice it in Mountain Dew.