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    Hansen's Diet Soda--dangerous?

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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?

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    Yes, it's dangerous.

    Don't drink it.
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    Quote 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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    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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    dangerous? i doubt it. certainly not darwin award worthy, as one commenter suggested. but primal or paleo? no chance!

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    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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    If you want a soda, try Virgil's. The ingredient list is a little more natural.
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    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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    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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    Try some kombucha instead.

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