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Does adding crystal light to water defeat the purpose of drinking water?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No, but drink water

It all depends..
.Water is an ideal drink and there is no real need to have crystal light, it is a choice. Personally, i now try to avoid all artificial sweetners. Your body responds to "fake" sugar in a similar way to the real stuff, just less intense. While people who have a soda a day increase diabetes risk by 50%, dirinking diet sodas increases risk 20%. Stay with water, imho!

In brief: No, but drink water

It all depends..
.Water is an ideal drink and there is no real need to have crystal light, it is a choice. Personally, i now try to avoid all artificial sweetners. Your body responds to "fake" sugar in a similar way to the real stuff, just less intense. While people who have a soda a day increase diabetes risk by 50%, dirinking diet sodas increases risk 20%. Stay with water, imho!
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Aspartame

If you being encouraged to drink water and you are having difficulty achieving this goal, then adding artificial sweeteners may be beneficial.
This sweetener has been studied by the fda and at current consumption levels is deemed safe. But remember, this is a chemical additive and it may be better to do without.

In brief: Aspartame

If you being encouraged to drink water and you are having difficulty achieving this goal, then adding artificial sweeteners may be beneficial.
This sweetener has been studied by the fda and at current consumption levels is deemed safe. But remember, this is a chemical additive and it may be better to do without.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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