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Is coffee with sweetener a healthy drink?

Coffee with sweetene: Generally it will not harm you if not taken in excess. The coffee part has certain benefits. ...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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Is decaf coffee good for your health?

Who knows: I don't know of any studies that look into decaf coffee and whether it can help improve certain indicators of good health. ...Read more

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Is vitamin water zero, sweetened with stevia, better for you than diet coke?

Is vitamin water zero, sweetened with stevia, better for you than diet coke?

Yes: Diet coke offers nothing over a glass of cold, clean water except the taste, the fun of the bubbles, and a bit of caffeine. Vitamin water has the advantage of a tiny bit of vitamins, enough to make it smell funny. Pay for whichever one you want to spend money on. How about some fresh fruit for the sweetness and enjoyment instead? ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more

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Is coffee contain caffeine bad for Heath ?

Is coffee contain caffeine  bad for Heath ?

Not in moderation: One to two cups of coffee in the morning is not bad for you. It may even have some health benefits because it has antioxidants in it. Excessive coffee consumption can increase your blood pressure, make you anxious and interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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What's a healthy alternative to concentrated fruit juice and fizzy drinks? Thanks.

What's a healthy alternative to concentrated fruit juice and fizzy drinks? Thanks.

Welcome to Medicine: Theses questions always make me smile. This is probably not a test to see if real physicians are on this site. But, the healthiest fluid to drink is the fluid to keep you alive and that is water. H2o! ...Read more

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Is drinking coffe bad for health?

Is drinking coffe bad for health?

Conflicting studies: There have been many research studies on the health effects of coffee with very conflicting results- some find it may be harmful, others find benefits. I believe large amounts of coffee are likely harmful but 1-2 cups a day is probably safe. People react variably but if you enjoy it use in moderation. See http://www.Slate.Com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2011/07/caf_or_nay.Html. ...Read more

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Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Depends: If you have glucose intolerance or diabetes is a bad idea, since it will give you a quick rise in blood sugar. In the caribean in the pre- gatorade days it was used as a quick energy drink amoung short and long distance runners. ...Read more

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Is diet coke healthier than regular coke?

Is diet coke healthier than regular coke?

Likely not: Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. Studies on mice show that intake of artificial sweeteners could lead to glucose intolerance probably due to changes in gut bacteria. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking mio and water healthier for you than diet sodas?

Probably not: Both mio and diet soda are artificially sweetened. Avoid both options. ...Read more

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Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Yes: Remember acid is what ultimately causes the cavities. Some articles infer the diet sodas may be worse since they are more acidic. Acid is also the byproduct of sugar breakdown by the bacteria. That is also why you need to be careful not to switch to juices that are also acidic and rich in sugar. ...Read more

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Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor) ...Read more

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Is beer in moderation healthy for you?

Is beer in moderation healthy for you?

No: Beer consists of mostly "empty calories": calories with virtually no nutritional content. So while beer consumption in moderation is not necessarily bad for you, it's not good for you either. ...Read more

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Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Absolutely Not: Adds: As animals we need little to no carbohydrate (all sugars, simple & complex) intake. Yet most humans have a sweet tooth. Not all fruit can be sold before spoiling, esp. not at higher prices, plus people will not buy fruit what has been frozen, thus lots of fruits are converted to juices which can be frozen & stored smoothing out labile supply & prices. However all fruits high sugar: very unhealthy. ...Read more

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