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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Is Diet Soda Addictive?

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/diet-soda-addictive

This is a good article.

8 comments:

  1. I was never addicted to diet sodas but I did sometimes use them in place of food -- for snacks as an example. Now, I only allow myself to have one per week and one every two weeks (or none) would be better. :)

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    1. I drink so much water now that there is no more room! In addition to my 64 oz. of water per day I drink diluted orange juice with my "tonic" of honey/apple cider vinegar/garlic mixture in it. My L-arginine for blood pressure is mixed in 1/2 cup water. I also have a couple cups of coffee per day and a cup of my senna tea mixture. Do we ever go through the toilet paper! TMI. Take care.

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  2. Honey/apple cider/vinegar/garlic? Ew! :-)

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    1. I c. each of the honey, acv, 8 minced cloves garlic - blend for 1 min. Let cure in frig. for at least 5 days then 2 tsp. mixed in 1/2 c. orange juice. Good for arthritis and blood pressure. Try it!

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  3. I am one of those people who have never developed a taste for diet sodas of any kind. However, I was certainly addicted to regular coca cola for most of my life. I had big time cravings for it. I did away with coke several years ago, but in the past couple of years I have found myself pulling into McDonald's to get a "senior coke." I have once again stopped, primarily because the caffeine causes me to have heart palpitations. I mostly drink water with either pure cranberry juice or lemon. Sometimes I drink Klarbrun sparkling waters if I'm in the mood for the fizzy effect.

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    1. I do agree that sometimes I want something with some taste to it instead of water. I don't add those flavoring packets to my water like some do because I don't want the artificial stuff. I do get the water in every day because I think it is important and get some taste from other liquids. I have heard of people getting bad headaches trying to get off the sodas whether diet or regular. I think we are better off without them. I know I overheard my dentist talking about the work he was having to do on teenagers who had Mountain Dew for breakfast and throughout the rest of the day. That carbonation is hard on tooth enamel. Did you know it will eat that corrosion off of batteries? - and we're drinking it?????

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  4. I felt like I was addicted. I had to have it. I decided back in 2010 to not have it anymore. Now I drink water. Lots of it. Every once in a while, I miss soda, but I get over it quickly!

    Stay focused!

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    1. You probably were addicted sounds like. Good decision to drop the habit. I drink bunches of water and don't miss soda. I used to drink a lot of diet soda and had developed a taste for it. After a few years without it, I tried it again and boy did it taste awful. It is no problem leaving it alone.

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