diet soda

By tcandey86 Latest Reply 2011-12-07 22:13:13 -0600
Started 2011-12-03 21:46:31 -0600

well folks i know its hard to stay away from this nice tasting stuff i still like my sodas.but we all know the stuff is loaded with aspartame,sodium benzoate so there is nothing diet about this stuff.but i have read some news that the soda companys are going to sweeten with steava.that might be alittle better. i like mtn dew.ok folks just a thought have a good weekend-me- thomas candey

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-06 14:23:00 -0600 Report

I'm not a soda drinker but do enjoy a Sprite once in awhile. The problem with dark soda's is they eat the kidneys, so to speak and diabetes does that all on it's own. All soda's diet or regular mess with the pancress and confuses it so to speak. So in one sentence, we're not suppose to drink soda's of any kind, their bad for diabetics. That come straight from my Endocrynologist in words I could understand, do you?!?! Valentine Lady

jayabee52 2011-12-06 23:20:46 -0600 Report

actually peggy I understand, because once upon a time I was a dialysis patient. The problem with dark cola like drinks (exepting root beer) is that it has phosphoric acid in its ingredients. Kidneys have trouble clearing phosphorus from one's bloodstream and with damaged kidneys from chronic Kidney disease (CKD) the phosphorus must be somehow cleared from the blood, or it builds up.

I also found out that phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in some jello flavors.
( I haven't checked them all). I used to love SF Jello — for a while it was my go-to snack food. Not anymore —- Drat!

pixsidust 2011-12-06 10:33:54 -0600 Report

I am not a big soda drinker. Its not on my daily or weekly radar. I never have liked dark soda's. I like fresca, sprite, mountain dew or 7up. Throw in orange, grape and cream. In a blue moon I have an orange soda now.

Its interesting what has been said about the dark sodas…with the root beer exception. My friend feels his kidneys hurt when he drinks anything dark but the rootbeer!

rickbond1973 2011-12-05 07:50:48 -0600 Report

I'm a Diet Barqs (unless it's $5 per 12 pack, then it's any diet root beer that's not $$$) junkie…addict…whichever..

Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-04 21:16:18 -0600 Report

It is hard to give those up, I know, but with all the chemicals being put into our food and drinks, you might want to give it up!

Also, dark sodas are bad on your kidneys.With Diabetes being one of the top reasons for kidney failure, you might want to keep that in mind. The only exception is Root Beer. Think it has something to do with how it is made.
Good Luck, Mickey

jayabee52 2011-12-05 04:39:29 -0600 Report

The problem with Dark sodas (including Dr Pepper like sodas) is that they contain phosphoric acid in the ingredients. Root beer does not.

( And check the SF jello ingredient lists too some of them have PA — and that was my favorite snack when I was on dialysis! but no more for me— )

Caroltoo 2011-12-04 15:44:31 -0600 Report

Stevia would be an improvement over the chemicals currently used as diet drink sweeteners, since is is from a plant indiginous to south america, rather than a chemical plant.

For me the bigger issue is one of whether or not soda is a healthy choice of drink for me at all. Oh, I admit to loving a coke. One of my fondest childhood memories—which will definitely date me—is splitting a (glass) bottle of coke with my mother at lunchtime. Of course, the sizes got larger…supersize that would you please.

Then I discovered the link per my doctor between breast fibroids and the contents of any dark colored soda. That led me to gingerale and sprite. Then there were the stomach issues caused by the CO2 and the bone density issues and so the list goes on. For me, it is just not a healthy choice.

RebC 2011-12-04 00:33:17 -0600 Report

In my opinion, stevia is a heck of a lot better than any of the man-made sweeteners. I don't know the details of the processing that will be going on before it will be put into the diet sodas, but I believe it is an improvement.

However…there are a lot of things wrong with soda in general, not just the type of sweetener. I'm not against an occasional soda, and my husband would love to have a continuous tap of *your* favorite in our kitchen (he drinks WAY too much, as I try to tell him) but there are things to consider like acid damage and bone loss associated with any carbonated beverage, diet or not. Okay, I'm rambling…sorry!

jayabee52 2011-12-03 22:07:23 -0600 Report

Howdy Thomas

I really cannot do sodas due to my kidney problems. So even if they sweeten with stevia (as I understand the news, it will not be pure stevia, but a synthesis of a fraction of stevia and another sugar alcohol,) But there are also those who claim there is problems with stevia itself:

I don't know more about this fella who brings this bad news about stevia so you'll have to read what he says and make up your own mind.

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