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Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Not good or bad: What's the legal drinking age in your part of canada? It's not good or bad to mix alcohol w/soda, but the carbonation gets the alcohol into your blood stream more quickly and can lead to more rapid intoxication? Be careful and don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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Is hydroxycut drink packets worse than coffee, tea or sodas?

Hydroxycut: Well, to put it gently, you are comparing bad (coffee & soda) to worse (hydroxycut). Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Not that coffee and soda are good for you, but if i had to choose, i would pick that over hydroxycut. ...Read more

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Liver failure, can I drink coca cola?

Liver failure, can I drink coca cola?

Go ahead: If your liver is truly failing, i wouldn't begrudge you this unless the problem is diabetes and this will throw it off. What has your physician told you? ...Read more

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Drinking beer or wine is good?

Drinking beer or wine is good?

Not especially: Used moderately, drinking some beer or wine can be enjoyable and not dangerous to you. Still, it isn't particularly "good." some studies praise the polyphenols and flavonoids (cancer fighters) in red wine. Actually though, hot cocoa contains much more of those. Cocoa is healthier than milk chocolate, because it's minus the extra saturated fat. ...Read more

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Could diabetics drink smrnoff vodka?

Could diabetics drink smrnoff vodka?

Yes: But we recoomend no more than 1 a day, and with food, not separate from a meal. ...Read more

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Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine: Yes. Caffeine has a distunctive chemical odor. Caffeine is excreted by the kidneys into the urine, chemically unchanged. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much cranberry juice bad?

Is drinking too much cranberry juice bad?

Cranberry juice: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. It also contains sugar. ...Read more

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Is drinking soda water healthy?

Is drinking soda water healthy?

Water=best drink: Without water, we cannot exist....Nearly 3/4 of your body is water-weighted. With that said, it does not mean you have to drink "clear-water" to live. Juice, milk, sodas/coffee/tea etc..Are actually mostly water..So you can live on these..But not recommended because of the junks in them--sugar/fructose, preservatives/colorings etc..Are the bad parts, not the water part.. Water=best drink on earth. ...Read more

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Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

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

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Can I drink carbonated drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink carbonated drinks while pregnant?

Yes: Carbonation can increase heart burn but per se is safe. Be careful about caffeine when you are pregnant, however. Caffeine intake is something you need to talk to your OB about. ...Read more

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Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Possible: Dark urine may be from dehydration as well as blood in the urine or from diet beets redden the urine and b vitamins can make the urine strongly yellow. ...Read more

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Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Is decaf green tea safe to drink?

Yes: The decaffeinated form of green tea is the recommended type. Green tea should be used with caution if you are taking medications or have pre-existing medical conditions. Like all herbal supplements, it should also be used with caution in children under 2 or pregnant or lactating women. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking mixed alcoholic drink better than just drinking beers?

Both are bad: Mixed drinks and beer are the same after a fashion. The rule is alcohol in the drink. Making a mixed drink, you may get more alcohol in the drink than the 1oz the drink calls for. Beer can vary with alcohol by volume (german weiss/wheat beers versus american lagers). So neither is better. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Sometimes: Diffrent types of coffee and diffrent types of energy drinks have diifrent caffeine content read the label for each and make sure the serving sizes are the same. ...Read more