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Old 04-18-2008, 10:10 PM   #11
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I am not a huge soda fan, but I do have a weakness for Root Beers and Cream Sodas as well as some of the new micro brands flavors like orange creme or strawberry creme. Teas on the other hand, I could go thru a gallon a day especially Lipton Green Tea with Citrus!!

DW has maybe two a week herself, and most times prefers ice water. Many times when we have eaten out she has ordered water instead of another beverage. She also likes tea, mainly Peach Tea.
Now coffee, thats a different story as its her Achilles heel!
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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The most significant thing about this ariticle, to me, is in the prelude to this article that says:

The authorship and validity of this article is in dispute

There are many causes of tinnitus which have nothing to do with diet sodas or loud noises.

Attie - if you suffer from severe joint pain and it goes away if you lay off diet sodas/artificial sweetners for a while ... you might want to lay off, or seriously reduce, your consumption of diet sodas/artificial sweetners.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:28 PM   #13
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I've also heard soda is nasty for your bones - something to the extent of depleting calcium - ? Like others, I suggest to friends to just say NO to the stuff! Moderation is the key!! (And then I suggest they order a lovely ristretto shot latte from my espresso bar. hee hee!)
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:20 PM   #14
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Or go with something made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup, I find it is not as 'sickly' sweet as the corn syrup products and doesn't leave me craving more and more.
DW has noticed that with Aspartame (she loves Diet Coke) it has a tendency to act as a diuretic as well as make her hungrier.
it is more likely it is the caffene or the citric acid.


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only way i can have any soda is to drink diet. it might be interesting to know that dr. suggest reg. soda to raise blood sugar quickly, it has that much sugar in it.

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Old 04-30-2008, 09:38 PM   #15
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She doesn't have the same reaction to products with only caffeine or only citric acid in them, just products that also have aspartame in them. She mentioned it to her Dr. last check-up, and she said it was not that uncommon a reaction, and she tells patients they are better off staying away from artificial sweeteners and just practicing moderation.
Of course, that advice changes for diabetics and others on special diets or with special restrictions.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:10 AM   #16
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I don't like the flavours of the artificially sweetened drinks, esp the after flavour. They also taste sweeter to me that the "straight" version. I dilute my soft drinks and fruit juices with soda water, so lessening the amount of sugar intake per glass.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:35 AM   #17
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Consider "fizzy water" mixed with something you like. We crank out a good share of "Italian sodas" this time of year at the espresso bar. I like to drink carbonated water mixed with a fruit smoothie base (is it OK to use brand names here? sorry if not...) like Jet Tea mix. It's real sugary, but at least it's also made with a fair share of real fruit puree. Mango smoothie mix in fizzy water is really good! Again though - moderation!
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:40 AM   #18
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Insects don't bother with artificially sweetened drinks so neither will I.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:28 AM   #19
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Insects don't bother with artificially sweetened drinks so neither will I.
WOW! Now - if that is true ... no more bug repellent sprays! Just need a spritzer bottle from the 99-cent store and a bottle of Diet Pepsi! Finally, a legitimate reason for the existance of Diet Pepsi.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:49 AM   #20
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Another reason to avoid sodas of all types is that the acid in them eats away at the enamel of your teeth.

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