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    Quote Originally Posted by peril View Post
    Why? You're clearly not here for your health
    And you seem to be some kind of health moralist that knows clearly what's "healthy" and what's not? Everything may be toxic or unhealthy if overdoing it, even plain water, but so far I have been drinking diet Coke for more than tree decades without any related health issues whatsoever, so it may even turn out to be healthy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    And you seem to be some kind of health moralist that knows clearly what's "healthy" and what's not? Everything may be toxic or unhealthy if overdoing it, even plain water, but so far I have been drinking diet Coke for more than tree decades without any related health issues whatsoever, so it may even turn out to be healthy...
    Or you could get a brain tumor and die at 40. In which case we would all miss you of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Or you could get a brain tumor and die at 40. In which case we would all miss you of course.
    At 40??? Been there done that, ten years since that number passed by! Look, there are no studies or indications that Diet Coke or Aspartame is unhealthy for humans. I have friends that got serious problems with coffee, and had to quit it, but does that mean that coffee is unhealthy then? Of course not, coffee drinkers have statistically been shown to live longer and by better health than non-coffee drinkers. Diet Coke may even show up to be very healthy, it has caffeine like other healthy drinks i.e. coffee, green and black tea and chocolate! It is also mildly diuretic, and for this reason I personally use it to get water to circulate in and through my body(=detox!) when fasting. So I find the absurd and irrational fear contra Diet coke pretty amusing myself, but some persons may always get problems with whatever they eat or drink…

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    Anyone can always find a study somewhere in the literature to justify/rationalize their habit. The fact remains however, that if you *need* a particular substance to feel human and feel like crap if it is withdrawn, then you are a junkie. So other than being a food, water, and air junkie, I think it is healthier to not let any chemical rule your world.

    I can't drink coffee because it makes me have seizures. Is it going to make everyone have seizures? No, of course not. Is it safe to say, however that since it makes a vulnerable brain have seizures, it is probably not doing good things to other brains as well? I think so.

    And 40 was an arbitrary number I picked out of the air. Would it be better to have a brain tumor at 60? That's when my mom got one. Oh, BTW, she was a big coffee and diet soda drinker. Anecdotal, I know but, as they say, just sayin'.....

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    Okay here's my bias I've always felt that sugary drinks are for kids. I really can't fathom why an adult would want to drink sweets all day long. I can understand once in a great while, but every day!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    Okay here's my bias I've always felt that sugary drinks are for kids. I really can't fathom why an adult would want to drink sweets all day long. I can understand once in a great while, but every day!?
    Why OK for kids?

    Used to drink coke zero, never going back to that nasty stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Why OK for kids?

    Used to drink coke zero, never going back to that nasty stuff.
    It's not really okay for kids, but I personally feel that super sweet stuff appeals to a less developed pallet. I'm sure that is opinionated of me and I will offend some by saying so, oh well.

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    Not offended, just a weird thing to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    It's not really okay for kids, but I personally feel that super sweet stuff appeals to a less developed pallet. I'm sure that is opinionated of me and I will offend some by saying so, oh well.
    Agreed. Foods that are unsweetened or not over salted reveal a complexity of flavour that a palate dulled by constant sweetness can't detect. Your only conjecture is in the child/adult ascription
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