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  • #16
    Every time I have drank black coffee with just even a packet of a sweetener with aspartame I've gotten a slight headache. For me, this is the only clarification I need.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Timthetaco View Post
      Not according to the article.
      Animal experiments extrapolated to humans without consideration of other possible toxic loads in the latter's current environment or other predispositions......yeah, these things always turn out so well for us

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      • #18
        Originally posted by PureFunctionalFitness View Post
        No need to drink it, but I wonder if it is SAFER than sugar based or HFCS based drinks on a same intake basis?
        Obviously more safe, 12 cans of sugar soda per day will give you a substantial fructose and energy overload. The 12 cans limit is a very conservative estimate though, you could probably double it without any health issues whatsoever. Personally I like to drink some diet coke when doing intermittent fasting, it gives a good diuretic effect and help me to "flush" liquids through my body before eating...
        "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

        - Schopenhauer

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        • #19
          Yikes! 12 diet sodas a day! Glad to know that aspartame is not life threatening in moderation. Diet sodas still have other artificial ingredients! Once you drink them they pass through various organs and leave a sodaprint of sorts before they exit your body. I'll stick with the real deal=Water!! I think before I were to drink a diet soda I would have a fabulous all natural microbrew! (sigh)

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          • #20
            Why gamble with junk like this?

            Positives of drinking diet soda:
            - You like it?

            Negatives of drinking diet soda:
            - Chemicals in a can
            - Harmful effects cannot be ruled out completely

            Easy choice for me.

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            • #21
              Aspartame concerns aside, carbonated beverage consumption has been linked to a greater incidence of broken bones and osteoporosis...and of course, diet soda tastes like ass.
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              • #22
                Even if aspartame were safe (and there's too much anecdotal evidence plus other studies that contradict what the OP says) the rest of a soda is nothing but chemicals- why on earth would you want to drink something that is used as toilet bowl cleaner or can dissolve a nail?

                Not me.
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                Current Weight: 174
                Goal Weight: 130

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
                  the rest of a soda is nothing but chemicals- why on earth would you want to drink something that is used as toilet bowl cleaner or can dissolve a nail?
                  Perhaps one has a potty mouth.
                  Last edited by specsAreGrok; 01-29-2013, 11:57 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Wonder who commissioned the study...!
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • #25
                      I have noted that Aspertame and possibly Sucralose (sp?) based sodas give me a stomach rumble if I don't eat it with something. That is, if I have a meal and fifteen minutes later I drink a diet soda, my stomach roars as if I haven't eaten in some time.

                      Without venturing into tin-foil hat territory, I always wondered if that was a desirable side-effect for food-sellers, but I don't know if it was just me.

                      I used to enjoy a good soda every now and again, and I still will occasionally buy myself some Reed's Ginger Brew - even got flecks of ginger floating in it - but it's a very rare thing.

                      These days, whole-leaf tea has taken it's place. I find it more satisfying, which is a pleasant surprise.

                      Now if only the other half would drop soda...

                      Speaking of which, how about carbonated mineral water and whatnot? Should I be wary of those, too?

                      M.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
                        Even if aspartame were safe (and there's too much anecdotal evidence plus other studies that contradict what the OP says) the rest of a soda is nothing but chemicals- why on earth would you want to drink something that is used as toilet bowl cleaner or can dissolve a nail?

                        Not me.
                        !! I was raised in Eagle River! Born in Fairbanks, lived in ER for 15 years! The internet is such a small world! Hey, do you have a good, convenient source for pastured meats? I've researched from afar but can't give my parents first-hand suggestions, just what I can find on Google and eatwild.
                        29/F
                        5'4.5
                        Highest weight: 220
                        Starting weight: 195
                        Current weight: 179
                        Goal weight: 127

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                        • #27
                          Everything is "chemicals" - here is some educational information to all those that worries about "chemicals" in food:

                          "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                          - Schopenhauer

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by cantat View Post
                            Aspartame concerns aside, carbonated beverage consumption has been linked to a greater incidence of broken bones and osteoporosis...and of course, diet soda tastes like ass.
                            Dark colored sodas usually have phosphoric acid in them along with other chemicals. PA is known to cause leeching of the bone calcium. So, I'm not at all surprised.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by cantat View Post
                              !! I was raised in Eagle River! Born in Fairbanks, lived in ER for 15 years! The internet is such a small world! Hey, do you have a good, convenient source for pastured meats? I've researched from afar but can't give my parents first-hand suggestions, just what I can find on Google and eatwild.
                              Unfortunately I don't, yet. I've been researching for local growers. I know Delta Junction has growers that sell whole beefs, half beefs, and pigs. But I haven't yet found out if these are pastured or if they are conventionally grown. We eat a lot of wild salmon, but our red meat has mostly been coming from the grocery store.

                              And yes, the internet does make the world seem smaller, for sure! It's always nice to run into another Alaskan.
                              High Weight: 225
                              Weight at start of Primal: 189
                              Current Weight: 174
                              Goal Weight: 130

                              Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                                Dark colored sodas usually have phosphoric acid in them along with other chemicals. PA is known to cause leeching of the bone calcium. So, I'm not at all surprised.
                                o rly?

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