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Posted 8/31/15

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henohenomoheiji wrote:

To me, oolong tea, green tea, barley tea and plain water has been my friends ever since and I'm extremely grateful.

So long story short, in my humble opinion: For an average person with average metabolism, 0 soda is the answer, But that is just me.

P.S. Want to treat yourself?, drop the soda and have a handful of almonds with an inch and a half square dark chocolate. (with no sugar and 80% or more cocoa) when you mix them they give to your brain the same "sugar reward" feeling but almonds are healthy and dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants and no sugar. So is a win-win situation. :3 My two cents.


i sometimes have rice-water. you add rice on your (hot) water. it sounds strange, but it's good..!
corn tea is great also :p


I'll give it a try, thanks a lot for the tip. (´・ω・)b
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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15

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Why do the rest of us have to be punished for people who don't seem to know diet soda exists?


Just gonna repeat myself from my first post in this thread, my apologies in advance:

And to add up to the bad news, diet beverages are even worse, since the molecules they use to make us feel sweetness make us metabolize and absorb twice as much sugar, not from the beverage itself, but from the other food you eat. Making your problem even bigger.
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Haruna-kai wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Why do the rest of us have to be punished for people who don't seem to know diet soda exists?

(Me, I despise HFCS like any good citizen, but that's only part of the reason I can barely drink regular Coke:
I like soda for its carbonation--which is why they still call it "tonic" in some places--but the flavor syrup is so thick in regular soda, it's like drinking maple syrup.
Diet soda not only has artificial sweetener, it has a higher water ratio, which makes it a lighter, fresher drink. Although they did try reducing the water on Coke Zero and Pepsi One, to reproduce that thick "regular soda" taste, which isn't bad either.)


Diet soda is even worse, the artificial sweeteners are really bad for you, ontop of the rest of the stuff.

Don't get me wrong nothing wrong with enjoying soda, even on a daily basis but too much of the stuff is not good for you. The Japanese tend to have the right idea at least as far as organic goes.


Everything is bad for you. And it's not like you'll ever be able to take in enough(art sweeteners, etc) during your lifetime, for it to affect your health in any way other than weight.

Obsessing about what's bad for you is just silly and will restrict you so much.

I don't know what's too much, really. I drink a lot of soda and I eat a bunch of fastfood, but I also work out several times a week and I run almost every day, so I get by without it affecting me health/weight wise. If you're not into exercising, you probably shouldn't drink too much sugary stuff, since it's a fast way to gain weight.

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Everything is bad for you. And it's not like you'll ever be able to take in enough(art sweeteners, etc) during your lifetime, for it to affect your health in any way other than weight.

Obsessing about what's bad for you is just silly and will restrict you so much.

I don't know what's too much, really. I drink a lot of soda and I eat a bunch of fastfood, but I also work out several times a week and I run almost every day, so I get by without it affecting me health/weight wise. If you're not into exercising, you probably shouldn't drink too much sugary stuff, since it's a fast way to gain weight.



This is true, the majority of our food is bad for you these days, with all the artificial crap in it. Go look at the foods you eat, not even the unhealthy snack foods like Doritos or Soda, but things that claim to be good for you, aka all natural. Then go look up the long term health affects of putting these chemicals into your body, then come back and say it won't affect your health. More people are developing gluten intolerance these days due to it being put into everything.

It's not about obsessing over it, rather just knowing what you're putting into your body and avoiding it for the most part.

You will be amazed to find out the kinda crap that you put into your body on a daily basis.
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Posted 8/31/15
Here is a little more scientific report about how much sugar you're putting in your body with soda:

How much sugar is in a can of soda? [video]
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Soda is so unhealthy! Just look at how much sugar are in them. I hardly ever crave soda so i probably only drink a can in the span of a few months.

I'm a health nut so a more reasonable amount would probably be a cup of it every 3-4 days.
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I don't drink soda. For me it is unnecessary. I don't need it, nor do I want it.

There are tastier more healthier drinks out there. Why soda?
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btw cereals are just as unhealthy when it comes to sugar content.
a single bowl of cereal can contain as much, or more, sugar than a can of soda.
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Anything more than one a week is too much.
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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15

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Not trying to bring up a discussion or anything but I beg to differ with the concept that a can of soda is the same as an occasional ice cream or a candy bar.

The very reason is that sugary beverages have a lot of sugar diluted on it. So your brain doesn't know when to stop since is liquid and diluted. A can of coke has 8-9.5 teapoons of sugar. People can try to put that amount of sugar on a plate and try to eat it and I'm sure they will get disgusted at 1/5 or less. But if you dilute it on a beverage people can drink that and more...

How much sugar does a soda contain video
Warning: Even if the trolls on the video comments discuss aimlessly about how much is a teaspoon or a tablespoon, people can still try to eat that sugar alone and there will be still a reasonable premise.

So I would say that, by far, is a lot better to eat a reasonable amount of ice cream or even a candy bar than having a soda.


Actually, if you look specifically at the numbers in the following link you'll see my numbers are pretty much on the money....

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262978.php

Listed is Coca-Cola (highly sweetened) at 7 teaspoons of sugar per can. Natural unprocessed sodas usually run 5-6 teaspoons (at least the ones I buy).

A single Candy bar ranges from 2.75 teaspoons for a single Twix (2 per pack = 5.5 teaspoons) while something like a Milky Way or Snickers Bar range from 7 teaspoons to 8.5 teaspoons.

Ice cream is tricky. It rates at 3 teaspoons of sugar for standard vanilla ice cream. Add flavors, add-ins, sauces or even a cone that figure can as much as triple. Not to mention most Ice Cream stores give you a larger than standard scoop or 2 scoops putting ice cream even higher in sugar content.

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Listed is Coca-Cola (highly sweetened) at 7g of sugar per can. Natural unprocessed sodas usually run 5-6g (at least the ones I buy).

A single Candy bar ranges from 2.75g for a single Twix (2 per pack = 5.5g) while something like a Milky Way or Snickers Bar range from 7g to 8.5g.

Ice cream is tricky. It rates at 3g of sugar for standard vanilla ice cream. Add flavors, add-ins, sauces or even a cone that figure can as much as triple. Not to mention most Ice Cream stores give you a larger than standard scoop or 2 scoops putting ice cream even higher in sugar content.



be careful when reading
7g of sugar =/= 7 teaspoons of sugar
coke contains around 39~42 g of sugar. this is not an opinion - it's right in the label itself.


twix contains 2 3/4 teasoons of sugar, NOT 2 3/4 grams of sugar
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Listed is Coca-Cola (highly sweetened) at 7g of sugar per can. Natural unprocessed sodas usually run 5-6g (at least the ones I buy).

A single Candy bar ranges from 2.75g for a single Twix (2 per pack = 5.5g) while something like a Milky Way or Snickers Bar range from 7g to 8.5g.

Ice cream is tricky. It rates at 3g of sugar for standard vanilla ice cream. Add flavors, add-ins, sauces or even a cone that figure can as much as triple. Not to mention most Ice Cream stores give you a larger than standard scoop or 2 scoops putting ice cream even higher in sugar content.



be careful when reading
7g of sugar =/= 7 teaspoons of sugar
coke contains around 39~42 g of sugar. this is not an opinion - it's right in the label itself.


twix contains 2 3/4 teasoons of sugar, NOT 2 3/4 grams of sugar


Thank you for pointing that out it's almost 3am here I'm half unconscious. Yes it's teaspoons that they measure by on the link, They numbers still compare the same. I'll go back to my post and edit it .
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Actually, if you look specifically at the numbers in the following link you'll see my numbers are pretty much on the money....

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262978.php

Listed is Coca-Cola (highly sweetened) at 7g of sugar per can. Natural unprocessed sodas usually run 5-6g (at least the ones I buy).

A single Candy bar ranges from 2.75g for a single Twix (2 per pack = 5.5g) while something like a Milky Way or Snickers Bar range from 7g to 8.5g.

Ice cream is tricky. It rates at 3g of sugar for standard vanilla ice cream. Add flavors, add-ins, sauces or even a cone that figure can as much as triple. Not to mention most Ice Cream stores give you a larger than standard scoop or 2 scoops putting ice cream even higher in sugar content.


Actually a coke has 39 grams of sugar which is 7-7.5 teaspoons.

Actual experiment about how much sugar is in a can of soda [video]

Same with the other foods you are comparing in your post, they are measured on teaspoons and not grams. but I do get your point.

When I mean chocolate, to me, is dark chocolate with no sugar added.

Yes, american candy has a ton of sugar on it sadly.
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I do find adorable that nutrition facts do say that we are only getting 140 calories per serving when we're gulping 7-7.5 teaspoons of pure sugar, not to mention the other chemicals it has. :3
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I get one or one half of a soda a week, and I can't drink more because it make me feel full.
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