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Diet Soda is a MYTH!
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Posted 3/25/08
They say that Soda is refreshing, but for me, I only drink it for about one per month. I already hated sweets (But Chocolate's an exception).
I'd go for Iced Tea and some Fruit Juice and smoothies. Soda hurts while you drink it due to the acids. ><
Posted 3/25/08
This ties in great with the morbid obesity thread.
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Posted 3/25/08

shibole wrote:

This ties in great with the morbid obesity thread.


Oh god, you are soooo right! +1 Point!
Posted 3/25/08
what ever. I still like diet coke but I've been drinking more water and green tea.
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Just in addition to what was said:

* Aspartame/Nutrasweet is a brain drug that stimulates your brain so you think that the food you're eating tastes sweet. If you pay attention you'll notice that when using Aspartame/Nutrasweet, everything you eat at the same time also tastes sweet! This may be why Aspartame/Nutrasweet causes you to crave carbohydrates. Hence, you won't lose weight using it.

* Aspartame/Nutrasweet (aspartylphenylalanine-methyl-ester) breaks down to its poison constituents at 86 degrees (Aspartic Acid 40%, Phenylalanine 50%, and Methanol 10%). Remember your stomach is at 98.6 degrees! Therefore you should never use Aspartame/Nutrasweet in hot beverages or cooked foods such as Jello. How the FDA allows this remains a mystery. There is mounting evidence that the "Burning Mouth Syndrome" experienced by the Desert Storm troops was actually Methanol poisoning from the Diet Coke they drank lots of, after being exposed to desert temperatures.

* Aspartame/Nutrasweet's 40% Aspartic Acid is an "excitotoxin" in the brain and excites neurons to death, i.e. it kills brain cells and causes other nerve damage.

* Aspartame/Nutrasweet's breakdown products attack the bodies tissues and create Formaldehyde which builds up in the tissues forever. Remember the smelly, eye watering fumes from the frogs you dissected in school? They were preserved with Formaldehyde! Formaldehyde is thought to cause cancer.
The American Bottlers Association did not want the FDA to approve Aspartame/Nutrasweet because of what the test report showed. But the FDA approved it anyway!

* Aspartame/Nutrasweet also breaks down to diketopiperazine [DKP] which is proven to cause Brain Tumors! Brain Tumors used to be rare. Several of the rats in the original study formed brain tumors during their Aspartame/Nutrasweet exposure. The researchers surgically removed the tumors and returned the rats to the study and discounted the tumors.

Credit to http://joi.ito.com/archives/2002/10/26/is_diet_coke_bad_for_you.html

Drinking carbonized water on a regular basis isn't very good for you either! Phosphoric acid is an active ingredient in coke!! Calcium readily reacts with acids + can contribute to calcium loss in the body. Its suggested to be a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
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Posted 3/25/08
Instead of drinking Diet Sodas more often, I think moderation is really the key. ^^
It's ok to drink soda once in a while as long as you don't go crazy. xD

I like soda, but I tend to stay away from it. Especially Sprite and Mountain Dew. They taste a bit like aspirin. o.O
Posted 3/25/08

MzzCheeky wrote:
* Aspartame/Nutrasweet (aspartylphenylalanine-methyl-ester) breaks down to its poison constituents at 86 degrees (Aspartic Acid 40%, Phenylalanine 50%, and Methanol 10%). Remember your stomach is at 98.6 degrees! Therefore you should never use Aspartame/Nutrasweet in hot beverages or cooked foods such as Jello. How the FDA allows this remains a mystery. There is mounting evidence that the "Burning Mouth Syndrome" experienced by the Desert Storm troops was actually Methanol poisoning from the Diet Coke they drank lots of, after being exposed to desert temperatures.

I've heard of this before, and noticed that if you let diet drinks containing aspartame get hot then they stop tasting sweet. Still, I'm not convinced that it would be enough to poison you unless you drank a shitload of spoiled diet coke or something. The amount of aspartame required to sweeten something is extremely tiny.



Drinking carbonized water on a regular basis isn't very good for you either! Phosphoric acid is an active ingredient in coke!! Calcium readily reacts with acids + can contribute to calcium loss in the body. Its suggested to be a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

Luckily men don't get osteoporosis very often!
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Im addicted to soda! I dont know how to get off from drinking it! I'll basically drink any soda except diet crap. I use to drink energy drinks a lot and for almost a year ive stopped drinking those! Well not completely, but i'll just drink one in a long while.

Seriously you got any tips for me of how i would prefer water over sugary soda?


Try and drink some refreshments like Orange Juice and Fruit Punch. I think it'll be a start for you
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Posted 3/25/08
i dont drink soda cuz for some reason it always gives me hccups...i much rather prefer jamba juicies..and coffee
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Posted 3/25/08
well if you're on a diet anyways why are you drinking soda, right? i think diet soda is for diabetic people who like soda since it's sugar free.


ShatteredRose wrote:

Im addicted to soda! I dont know how to get off from drinking it! I'll basically drink any soda except diet crap. I use to drink energy drinks a lot and for almost a year ive stopped drinking those! Well not completely, but i'll just drink one in a long while.

Seriously you got any tips for me of how i would prefer water over sugary soda?


why not try flavored water/vitamin water/life water, it has a lot less calories that juice or soda. i don't like plain old water coz it tastes gross when i'm trying to get rid of the strong taste of food stuck on my tongue.
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Posted 3/25/08
diet soda tastes like shit, it's shitty for you...

regular soda, taste like sugar, IS sugar...

Fuck that, gimme some tea.
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i dont drink diet soda because i think they are tasteless and very bitter . i stick with water and juuiicce =)
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Posted 3/25/08
Thankfully, I don't drink diet sodas. I either drink juice, or the real thing.
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Posted 3/25/08
i dont believe in diet soda from the very start it doesnt really matter to me cuz i rarely drink soda cuz most of the time i drink juice, smoothies, starbucks, etc..... besides soda
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Posted 3/25/08
heard it already, idrink tea anyway
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