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Old 03-20-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Diet Soda

Is it safe to drink in quantities?, I'm not so sure now. I drink only diet soda and use equal in my coffee and find that if I drink to much, especially orange flavour, I suffer from severe joint pain and have to lay off it for a time. I also suffer from Tinnitus but that has been blamed on loud machinery, now, I'm having a re-think.

This article is worth a read, true or false, I don't know.



http://www.besthealth.com.au/aspartame.htm

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Old 03-20-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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For a question this serious you should really ask your doctor. NOTHING in excessive amounts is good for us - even the "good stuff".

This whole topic is nothing new - it's been an "issue" for years.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:58 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it's "dangerous," but it may not be effective as a diet aid: Artificial sweetener: diet aid or saboteur? - Los Angeles Times
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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This article is worth a read, true or false, I don't know.

http://www.besthealth.com.au/aspartame.htm
I would try to find information from a government or university source - a place that actually does research and isn't trying to sell you a product. HTH.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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Wink Urban Legends

I agree w/ everyone here that too much of anything is bad. And if you have concerns see your doctor.

On another front, you should check out Urban Legends Reference Pages to check out all the info on Aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. This is the urban legend website who's function is to check out and validate/refute the manias sent out on email and other communication with the intent to scare us to death.

I would guess that to those who invent these hoaxes/stories the furor created gives them endless pleasure & satisfaction. Still, many others propagate the legends by buying in to them and passing them on.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:47 PM   #6
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I would guess that to those who invent these hoaxes/stories the furor created gives them endless pleasure & satisfaction. Still, many others propagate the legends by buying in to them and passing them on.
How very true, thanks for your replies people
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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aspartame, a man-made sweetener = bad

seriously

you're better off with the regular sugar filled soda, which is not good for you but it's better than diet soda

stick with water
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:52 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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Soda

I have read many articles from excellent source and Soda or Diet Soda is
not a healthy drink.

Crystal "On the Go"...open and drop into water and enjoy. Our Doctor recommened and it is delicious. Enjoy Aria
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:01 PM   #10
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Interesting. I only drink about 3 diet sodas per week and use about a single packet of powdered sweetener a week during the cold weather months. I find it curious that folks drink so many sodas. I grew up before sodas were the drink to satisfy our thirsts/hunger.
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