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Should we be drinking even diet soda?

by on May.30, 2006, under General

I was reading through a couple of “news” sites this morning, and while reading through some discussions on an article complaining about the FDA and sunscreen (it’s a bit more complicated than that, but that’s the basic argument, and I have no clue if it’s really valid or not), I saw some discussions on aspartame. Basically, several people were complaining that aspartame wasn’t very healthy, was quite possibly a carcinogen, etc. I had to ask, if anyone else had any thoughts/evidence on this? The wiki-pedia page on aspartame lists a ton of information about the controversy (scroll down on their page). Now, I don’t know that there is a definitve answer on whether it’s really bad for you, but I do have to wonder, whether it’s even worth worrying about, in the sense that shouldn’t we all be drinking more water or juice anyways?

Soda CanThis is the basic “situation” that I’ve been thinking about lately. I think the problem is we’re looking at soda all wrong – soda is something we drink a TON of during our daily regimen. All things considered, even diet soda I doubt is very healthy for human beings. Why not drink juice or water instead? If we drink juice that doesn’t have sugar added, but is pure 100% juice, wouldn’t this be a better alternative? Or better yet why don’t we just drink more water?

I know for myself, here in the last few years, I’ve switch entirely from regular soda to diet soda, and have even turned down that to drink juice or water. I rarely, if ever, get soda when going out for lunch, and most of the time if juice is an alternative, that’s what I’ll drink. It’s just a shame that this isn’t more prevalent, considering the doubts about sodas.

1 Comment for this entry

  • alaina

    ok so this is my feeling about pop, dont do diet because it just is not at good, instead drink less often, we dont even carry pop in the house much anymore, its simple. drink less

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