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Is Diet soda good for you?

Updated on January 20, 2009

Honey, no.

Diet soda is terrible for you. Here's the skivvy. Diet soda turns your stomach acid into formaldehyde. If you don't know already, that's the the stuff that they use for corpses to preserve them. Not such a nice thing to have running rampant through your system.

Second, diet soda and coffee are the leading causes for abnormal growths, especially in women. Usually not a dangerous thing I guess. But the bother of it, the worry, is it worth it? Most women who actually perform breast exams on themselves, which isn't that many sadly, freak out when there's a lump. You run to the doctor go through all the tests, and maybe even have it biopsied! Not a fun experience if you throw in the stress of it all, let alone the fun pain time. These lumps are caused by drinking things like that. Those fake sweeteners, the caffeine content... .All not so good for your body. And growths don't always stay growths. Remember they're unnatural cells in the body, which means they're more common to turn into things like cancer.

You were asking on if it is healthy or not, and I guess you were looking more for things like, hey it has these not so healthy ingredients. Well, Diet soda is as healthy as soda gets in that aspect, but to be honest, its not worth the risk. If you really are worried about it, and want to have the right things in your system, get those flavor packets for water.

Yea yea yea. They have calories. Big WOOP. Get the stuff with the right vitamins in it and it doesn't mean anything. You need calories, and god don't calorie count. It will drive you MAD.

If you really want to look at nutrition and whats good for you, check out www.thedailyplate.com make an account, record your activities and your food/liquid intake. Its great. Gives you a better perspective on what you need to take in.

Just stay away from diet drinks as a regular drink hon, don't need the hassle and hell. Have a good one!

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    • mortgage-news profile image

      mortgage-news 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      The latest is that diet soda increases your risk of strokes!

      https://hubpages.com/food/FakeFood

    • Christoph Reilly profile image

      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Agreed. Unfortunately, I drink WAY too much diet soda, and I am trying to cut down on my sugar. Stevia may be a solution. Unfortunately, it can be a little pricy, but I think the price will come down. It is completely natural. I am not a spokesperson for it, but it's been around for centuries. They can't find any harmful side effects. Just a week or so ago, the FDA approved its being labelled a "sweetener substitute" (previously, it could only be labelled as a "diet supplement.) This opened the doors. Several soda companies have been developing diet sodas using it, and we can expect those any day now.

      Anyway, I only know about it because I bought some on a whim, thought it was good, and looked it up.

      Thanks!

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      Rainbow Brite 

      9 years ago

      OMG I can NOT believe you used that picture!  And you committed the cardinal sin.....you used their when it should have been they're!  However, your intel was great, and unfortunately for me, very true....though you forgot the statistic that soda drinkers (even those individuals that drink diet soda) are 70% more likely to be overweight than non-soda drinkers.  I was gonna write on this topic, but yeah nm. Keep up the good work and for goodness sake don't confuse the 2 "its" and the 3 "theres"!

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