diet soda

By jasper2169 Latest Reply 2011-08-01 22:57:06 -0500
Started 2011-08-01 09:51:01 -0500

just how bad is aspertame almost every low cal. diet drink has it. the person i care for has been told to avoid all drinks w/ it. not by doctors but by family

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edvel54 2011-08-01 22:57:06 -0500 Report

i was told not to drink diet cola drinks, but that root-beer and clear soda's like sprite or 7-up are okay

Type1Lou 2011-08-01 14:13:09 -0500 Report

Many will tell you to avoid all artificial sweeteners. You may want to read Suzy Cohen's book, "Diabetes Without Drugs". She's a registered pharmacist who believes that much of today's diabetes is caused by over-processed foods and unnatural additives in our foods as well as our diets and eating habits. She makes a compelling case for her approach and offers some solutions. But, I still use some artificial sweetener; Splenda or sucralose is the one I prefer. I just feel that natural sugar would be more harmful to me as a diabetic than the sucralose…as long as I don't use too much of the artificial stuff.