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    I've always been a fan of Hansen's Diet Soda and their many flavors (tangerine lime, root beer, black cherry etc.) I know in the book it says to avoid diet sodas, but is this really dangerous? Here's the ingredients list for the tangerine lime flavor:

    Pure triple filtered carbonated water, citric acid, natural potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, sucralose (splenda), natural fruit flavors with extracts of California tangerines and Florida and/or Colima limes

    0 calories, sodium, carbs, sugar etc.

    What do you think?

  • #2
    Yes, it's dangerous.

    Don't drink it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by haydenwest View Post
      I've always been a fan of Hansen's Diet Soda and their many flavors (tangerine lime, root beer, black cherry etc.) I know in the book it says to avoid diet sodas, but is this really dangerous? Here's the ingredients list for the tangerine lime flavor:

      Pure triple filtered carbonated water, citric acid, natural potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, sucralose (splenda), natural fruit flavors with extracts of California tangerines and Florida and/or Colima limes

      0 calories, sodium, carbs, sugar etc.

      What do you think?
      Only drink it if:
      A. You want to keep your own teeth;
      B. You think that chemicals made in a lab, with pretty colours added are good for your human organs.

      I mean, seriously....what portion of those chemicals are good for you?

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      • #4
        I generally avoid anything with the designation "natural," as it means nothing - it's one of those fuzzy government terms used to slip crap into food.

        Also, Splenda isn't popular here at MDA.

        Dangerous? I guess it matters how much you drink. An occasional can? A six pack per day?

        If you want to make it part of your "20," you're probably fine. But there are better things to drink, and Hanes "Natural" sodas are not really much better than any other diet soda. Also, soda is pretty expensive for something that offers nothing in the way of nutrients, so why not wean yourself off it, and use the money to buy some grass-fed beef?
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        • #5
          dangerous? i doubt it. certainly not darwin award worthy, as one commenter suggested. but primal or paleo? no chance!

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          • #6
            Oh it's not something I would have normally. We usually have them in our house, but I'm talking about a once in a while kind of thing.

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            • #7
              If you want a soda, try Virgil's. The ingredient list is a little more natural.
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              • #8
                It's not dangerous as in drinking a can of arsenic would be. It's a drink with a lot of chemicals and should be ingested in moderation, if at all. Not paleo at all, but I don't think a can or 2 a few times a week will hurt you. I'd still be happily guzzling my diet ginger ale if it weren't so cold.
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                • #9
                  Splenda is not terribly healthy...there are now some sodas sweetened with Stevia like Krisda and Zevia that would be better choices.

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                  • #10
                    Try some kombucha instead.

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                    • #11
                      Or fix yourself a homemade Italian soda, using real cream, sparkling water, and fruit juice
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        Try some kombucha instead.
                        I second this. Bubbly, nill calories, tangy, and good probiotic.

                        How can people drink diet sodas anyway? They taste like shit I use to wash my stove with. They're absolutely pointless except for being a nasty chemically sweet bubbly water caffeine delivery vehicle. That shit isn't even food, it's a friggin' drug, and a hormonal disaster.
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                        • #13
                          What about seltzer? I'm a former diet soda junkie (and still go back from time to time... sigh) BUT normally I abstain and the seltzer is what helps. Adirondack seltzer makes a orange cream seltzer that is pretty darn tasty.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lorichka6 View Post
                            What about seltzer? I'm a former diet soda junkie (and still go back from time to time... sigh) BUT normally I abstain and the seltzer is what helps. Adirondack seltzer makes a orange cream seltzer that is pretty darn tasty.
                            I was ridiculously addicted to soda. I gave it up on August, and it amazes me because I've never really missed it. I transitioned to smoothies, but got sick of them. Now, anything other than water tastes...artificial. Occasionally I'll add lemon or lime with some ice. I figured soda would be next to impossible for me to give up...however, I never figured I would have a problem giving up peanut butter but Holy Hell that's my biggest roadblock at the moment.

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                            • #15
                              Sucralose has more similarities to pesticides than food. The chemical bond is related to chlorcarbons (most pesticides are chlorocarbons rather than that of salts. It is chlorinated sugar from what I remember.

                              No long terms safety studies. The studies that have been done are on rats, and not always favorable (shrunken thymus gland, lowered beneficial gut bacteria). The FDA is playing both sides here: accepting the manufacturer's data on rat studies because they say rats digest the sweetener like humans, but dismissing the safety questions raised on other studies because they were done on rats and not on humans.

                              I'd stay away. Find another drink.
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