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Calories In Rum And Diet Coke
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Diet soda: They produce chemicals that taste like 'cola' and sweetener. Water, which is also zero calories, is a wonderful, much less costly alternative. ...Read more
No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read more
For teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more
Yes for teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read more
Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more
Stroke: A study, which followed more than 2, 500 new yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the american stroke association’s international stroke conference in la. ...Read more
Diet soda: My vote would be gatorade if done in moderation. There are studies that have shown that people who drink alot of soda are obese even if it is diet. The absolute right answer would be water. I usually tell my patients that if they eliminate liquid calories from their diet, that alone will help them drop significant pounds. Liquids pass through your stomach faster and do not keep you full. ...Read more
Soda Addiction....: Use behavior modification techniques. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink soda instead of water or unsweetened tea. (avoid artificial sweeteners, too since they may raise your cravings for sweets).Coke also has caffeine which is an addictive substance. Hypnosis also can help. Good luck, let me know how it helps. ...Read more
Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You will not take in phosphoric acid that will tend to upset your mineral balance and cause you to pee out your bones. And you may save money and lose weight. ...Read more
Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine will also cause you to diruese- which means you can become dehydrated. Changing from diet coke would give you huge health benefits. ...Read more
Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more
None: There is no glucose in either beer or diet coke. Diet coke is sweetened with an artificial sweetner. Beer has alcohol sugars in it but no glucose. Diet coke should be zero calories. Beer on the other hand is variable as it ranges from 3% to 12% alcohol; if we take the average of 5% you are looking at about 13 calories per ounce. ...Read more
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Moderation: Aspartame, as with anything else, in moderation is probably ok. Long term effects are not well studied so limiting its consumption is probably a prudent thing to do. ...Read more
I need help with concentration and focus. If I drink 1 diet coke every 2 hours, should that help?
Coke won't help: Caffeine or coke won't help with concentration over the long haul. Medically, we would want to test for deficiencies like magnesium, thyroid, b-12, and iron. Sometimes, excess sugars lead to concentration problems. A good diet with vegetables, fruits, and proteins (avoiding fats and carbs) would also help your system. Finally, ask your doctor about attention deficit. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?
Diet: You are better not drinking soda of any kind but non caffeinated beverages are better for you than those with stimulants. You are better off with water. ...Read more
I'm drinking coca cola and go through 2 liter's in a day, if I was to switch to diet coke would this be better for me losing weight?
Yes-- but....: This is a ton of soda to be drinking each day -not healthy. Regading changing to diet soda it would be marked difference in calories but is still likely to impact your Insulin response. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung & blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels & that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is >. ...Read more
Want to lose weight to look good in my bikini. However, I am oh so addicted to diet coke. Is it ok to have a can every couple of days?
The decision is up: To you. Just be aware that you may make slower progress if you are drinking diet sodas. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung & blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels & that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is higher in people who drink at least 1 diet soda per day vice people who don’t drink them. ...Read more
Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.
Sodas and deficiency: Yes, it can. Soda has been linked with decreased bone density due to disruption of normal calcium and phosphate metabolism, and the excess soda is probably replacing your intake of other nutrient rich foods and beverages (leading to other vitamin deficiencies). When sodium benzoate (a preservative) combines with Vitamin C, anemia can develop from bone marrow damage. Then there is the aspartame... ...Read more
Not Diabetic but check my glucose at times. Usually it's between 90-100 when I test w/o fasting using OneTouch. Last 2 days it's been 120 or 133. I drink diet coke and gained 8 pounds within a year. Should I be worried? Physical in 2 weeks.
I say it's not: The internet is full of scare stuff about every simple pleasure; much of this stuff is just made up. A few people are allergic to aspartame, but the real source of the huge conspiracy hoax ("Nancy Markle") was never found. The fact that fat people drink diet soft drinks has even been cited to claim that the drinks cause obesity -- see the fallacy? Plenty of us doctors enjoy beverages like this. ...Read more
See below: Both have nearly the same ingredients, but to many taste differently, so comparatively same health effects. ...Read more
What's the cause: Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. Coke does not cause it! ...Read more
Diet coke: You can have what you want to have, but be aware that diet coke is not your friend. The artificial sweetener in it (aspartame) is associated with 75% of food sensitivity reactions reported to the fda. Excess exposure to the excitotoxins aspartate and glutamate can gradually kill neurons in brain. Research studies also show that drinking "diet" drinks is associated with weight gain, not loss. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more