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Is diet soda unhealthy?

Is diet soda unhealthy?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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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 is a good healthy diet soda?

What is a good healthy diet soda?

Zevia- avoid others: In general, there is no such thing as a "healthy diet soda." most diet sodas are extremely unhealthy- sweetened with toxic chemicals & increasing weight! See http://kimberlysnyder. Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/
the only one that may not have these hazards is zevia. However, while certainly less toxic than the others, I am not ready to call it healthy. I advise kombucha. See comment:. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink diet soda on a diet?

Is it ok to drink diet soda on a diet?

NO!!! MAKES YOU FAT!: 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

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Can diet soda cause high microalbumin?

Can diet soda cause high microalbumin?

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

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Is it recommended to stop drinking diet soda?

Is it recommended to stop drinking diet soda?

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 diet soda & soda containing sugar. Water is best. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: diet soda or energy drinks?

Which is better for you: diet soda or energy drinks?

Neither: Both are bad. Gatorade, milk, fruit juice or water are much better alternatives ...Read more

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If I drink diet soda decrease the risk of cavities?

If I drink diet soda decrease the risk of cavities?

Diet soda: Although the sugar content in diet soda is absent, constant sipping on diet soda causes your mouth to be more acidic and prone to cavities. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Artificial sweetener: 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. Would want to know how the water is flavored (with aspartame, saccharine or sucralose?) ...Read more

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Is diet soda or regular soda or tea good for osteoporosis?

Is diet soda or regular soda or tea good for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Cola contains caffeine and phosphoric acid which may lead to osteoporosis. There has been mixed data but avoiding soda would be beneficial to your health in many ways. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is drinking a diet soda once a week while on a diet okay?

Can you tell me is drinking a diet soda once a week while on a diet okay?

Yes: As with most foods and drinks, having them occasionally and in moderation fine, event while you're on a diet. Having a diet soda once a week is probably okay and is unlikely to significantly alter the results of your diet. ...Read more

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Why I can't stop drinking diet soda? It's like a drug to me. Why is that?

Why I can't stop drinking diet soda? It's like a drug to me. Why is that?

Its the aspartame: Aspartame has free methyl alcohol which is classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the Dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. You can get free, but there may be withdrawal effects to get past. Then, steer clear of it anywhere it may be. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you give some health advice with regards to diet soda? I currently drinking about 16oz of it twice a week. Is that excessive?

Could you give some health advice with regards to diet soda? I currently drinking about 16oz of it twice a week. Is that excessive?

Diet soda: 16 oz. Twice a week is OK.

Personally I prefer Lipton Diet - no calories, no fizz, and I obviously enjoy it.
At my local store I buy a "case" of 12 bottles, each 1 pint, and cost about $7.

Give it a try. ...Read more

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Other than medical conditions & lotta meds. I have LOW sodium. I only drink diet soda (which HAS sodium) 12-14 cans daily! Why would sodium b low??

Other than medical conditions & lotta meds. I have LOW sodium. I only drink diet soda (which HAS sodium) 12-14 cans daily! Why would sodium b low??

Too much soda: That is far too much soda. It's making your sodium low based on how your kidneys will handle the soda you are drinking. Your body very tightly regulates your sodium, so you will mostly just pee out the sodium. However, if you drink more volume of liquid than your kidneys can get rid of, then you end up holding on to the fluid and this dilutes the sodium you have in your body. ...Read more

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How bad is diet soda for you body?

How bad is diet soda for you body?

REALLY BAD!!!: 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

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Is it possible to overdose on diet soda?

Is it possible to overdose on diet soda?

Really no, but can!: Who would overdose on diet soda? No ingredient would be toxic. However, drinking any fluids very quickly in extremely large amounts have been known to causes "rupture" of the stomach. Very rare, but can occur. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is diet soda for you?

How harmful for your health is diet soda for you?

VERY: It causes a change in brain chemistry known as "excitotoxicity". Too difficult to explain but suffice it to note the part of the word "toxic". ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more