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I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.

I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.

Good start!: You are doing yourself a favor switching from regular Coke to Diet Coke, because you will take in fewer calories in the long run. However, You are still taking in quite a few artificial ingredients with Diet Coke. Want to be healthier? Try to begin having a day here and a day there where you eliminate the soft drinks altogether. Eventually, you may be able to quit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

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


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What can I do if my step dad is addicted to diet coke is there any long term diseases I could scare him with?

What can I do if my step dad is addicted to diet coke is there any long term diseases I could scare him with?

Compounding insults: We are programmed to live to 120. The reason we don't is because of the toxic abuse we put our bodies through. Consider the long term effect of the chemicals in your dad's addiction compounded over the years. His roi (return on ingestion) may be a penalty for early withdrawal from his life account. I see that you care very much for him. I hope he knows how much his habit will hurt you both. ...Read more

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Would drinking diet coke too much for a long period of time permanantly damage your teeth?

Would drinking diet coke too much for a long period of time permanantly damage your teeth?

Yes: The phosphoric and carbonic acids in diet soda when left sitting on and between your teeth erodes the enamel significantly. Your teeth may become hyper sensitive and yellow as you dissolve the white enamel off of the yellow dentin beneath it. ...Read more

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Does aspertame in diet coke cause poor eye sight in diabetics in the long run?

Does aspertame in diet coke cause poor eye sight in diabetics in the long run?

No: Poor vision in diabetics can be from many causes but using aspertame is not one of them. ...Read more

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What effects does diet coke have on the human body?

What effects does diet coke have on the human body?

Diet coke: A recent study showed that soda with artificial sweeteners when used daily, is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Probably: Some data has suggested a link between diet soda consumption and metabolic syndrome, a constellation of findings associated with increased cardiovascular risk (i.e. Heart attacks and strokes). Excessive amounts of many things often have negative consequences and as a general rule I recommend using moderation as a guiding principle. ...Read more

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What can cause random allergic reactions to diet coke?

What can cause random allergic reactions to diet coke?

Not allergy: Allergic reactions are not random. If you're having an allergic reaction to a component of diet coke, you will suffer the reaction whenever you drink it. Manufactured sodas are very consistent, so if you're having some sort of reaction some of the times you drink it, you're reacting to something else - you're just associating it with diet coke. Your doctor or allergist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Why are diet drinks unhealthy? Isn't a diet coke better than a normal one?

Why are diet drinks unhealthy? Isn't a diet coke better than a normal one?

No: 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

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Is diet coke safe to drink?

Is diet coke safe to drink?

No: Diet coke is not food. The balance of acids in it will tend to rob your bones of calcium and weaken them. The artificial sugar nutrasweet breaks down into methanol and formaldehyde, both of which are toxic. ...Read more

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Is tea worse than diet coke?

Depends: Depends on what you put into your tea. Usually, diet coke is worse. ...Read more

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Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

No: Sugary liquids are not good choices for diabetics. Therefore, diet drinks are acceptable in diabetics. ...Read more

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Does diet coke gives celuliitis?

Does diet coke gives celuliitis?

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

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Can diet coke make you put on weight?

Can diet coke make you put on weight?

It could: Some people who drink diet drinks- may eat a 32 ounce ribeye steak with potato and margarine and rolls with butter and salad with tons of dressing and not expect to gain weight. The diet coke may fool your brain into thinking it wants sugar, but weight gain comes from increased calories- more in than you expend. Portion control and increased activity are the best ways to keep weight gain at bay. ...Read more

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Does diet coke have any sort of gluten?

Does diet coke have any sort of gluten?

No: Diet coke, sodas, teas, coffee, fruit juice etc don't have any gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat. ...Read more

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Can diet coke stunt your growth in height?

No: But it is mildly toxic and I would never drink it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Yes: Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. ...Read more

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I drink 4 litres of diet coke a day. Is this ok?

I drink 4 litres of diet coke a day. Is this ok?

No. Diet sodas are: Not healthy. They have no nutritional value. For information on a healthy diet, check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Nutrition facts has research on many nutrition questions. ...Read more

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How would you stop me from drinking so much diet coke?

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

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I drink 4 liters of diet coke a day. Is this a bad thing?

I drink 4 liters of diet coke a day. Is this a bad thing?

Yes - that is a bad: Thing. That is a ton of caffeine and a ton of carbonic acid. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have a can of diet coke while dieting?

Can it be no problem to have a can of diet coke while dieting?

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

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What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

None: Both contain artificial sweeteners. They are not particularly healthy but they do not cause any significant Insulin release. Despite the absence of any reliable studies to suggest a direct relationship otherwise, some people still claim they do. Avoid them altogether and don't worry if they do or not. ...Read more

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How much damage can drinking a litre of diet coke daily do to the body?

How much damage can drinking a litre of diet coke daily do to the body?

A lot: It is my opinion that sodas are the number one killer in the country today. This is an hour long lecture but I can connect to dots and show you how soda intake is responsible for many of the chronic degenerative diseases in our country (usa) today and in fact have reversed many of them in the last twenty years by stopping sodas and supplementaion to rebuild. Happy to discuss in more detail later. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could switching to diet coke help me to lose weight?

Expert opinion please: could switching to diet coke help me to lose weight?

Far less calories: But still a problem. 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. If you are serious about weight loss then switch from regular soda to water. ...Read more

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Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Research is limited: The research linking diet coke to weight gain is mixed. Some feel that drinking an artificially sweet substance can trick your body and lead you to eat more calories. An association has been shown between consuming diet drinks and larger waist size, with possible metabolic syndrome. But this is not a cause-effect relationship, nor does it suggest that stopping diet coke leads to losing weight. ...Read more

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So I'm curious if I cut sugar out of my diet, does that mean diet coke is ok?

So I'm curious if I cut sugar out of my diet, does that mean diet coke is ok?

Cutting sugar out of: Your diet is a great first step. But please be aware that there is more to weight loss than calories. 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 >. ...Read more

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