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Diet Soda Heart
VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more
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
Better choices: And we can't say that diet soda IS healthy! Drinking a can or two of diet soda a day is not likely to hurt you. The small amount of artificial sweeteners and chemicals in one or two are likely harmless. But don't think it will really help you lose weight...many studies have shown this isn't the case. There are many healthier choices, mostly WATER:) ...Read more
CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN!!!: Diet soda is extremely toxic & one of the least healthy "foods" you can ingest. The chemical sweeteners can cause a myriad of serious health problems & are proven to cause weight gain. Anyone interested in being healthy should never drink these! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ also see comment for new info that these drinks may increase risk of cancer! ...Read more
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbonated beverages: Carbonated beverages don't necessarily lower cardiovascular endurance. Carbonated beverages aren't particularly 'good' for you however. ...Read more
For teeth - yes: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very indirectly: I trust that you are talking about urine microalbumin. If that is the case, increased amount of Albumin in the urine is an indication of glomerular injury/kidney damage. Hypertension and diabetes are common causes of such injury. Caffeine in diet soda, if taken in excess, may aggravate blood pressure and damage the kidney. ...Read more
Depends on type : It depends the type of fats. Saturated fats have long been blamed as a cause of heart disease but the best current evidence is the fat most implicated is synthetic trans fats. However, when polyunsaturated vegetable oils are fried they also become toxic ; cause heart disease. See http://bit.Ly/1bgp8bx ; http://bit.Ly/17ooud3 ; http://bit.Ly/19jykvj ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soda: Both can be quite problematic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Probably Yes: new studies show that artificial sweeteners do increase blood sugar by changing how your body tolerates sugar- makes your body act like a diabetic. The studies are still ongoing, but i believe early results. Diet soda is just as bad or even worse then regular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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