Diet Coke Is It In Or Is It Out?

By garcia89 Latest Reply 2010-01-23 01:21:08 -0600
Started 2010-01-21 19:30:58 -0600

I have been hearing by many people, that diet coke is actually bad to take in ones diet. Some tell me that it causes cancer, other say it eats up your liver and kidneys, I am not for sure, because I hade some doctors tell me that I am perfectally ok when I take the unine test, and not once have they found anything wrong with both my liver and kidneys. If there is a doctor or a nurse on this website that knows, please tell me and I try to stop if it is true.

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jayabee52 2010-01-23 01:21:08 -0600 Report

My 2 cents: You might also want to consider what it is doing to your kidneys. As diabetics we can be prone to kidney problems, and we might want to take as much filtering load off them as possible so they might last longer.

As someone with Chronic Kidney Disease we are told to avoid dark cola type drinks (either Diet or regular) such as Coke, Pepsi or Dr Pepper (Root beer is OK) because they contain phosphoric acid. Phosphorus is hard for the kidneys to handle, so we're told by the Nephrologists. Diet soft drinks without the phosphoric acid is OK, and I used to drink a lot of diet lemon-lime, but have cut way back on that, and feel better now for it.

ynotdoitnthesouth 2010-01-23 00:28:00 -0600 Report

I drink mostly diet mountain dew or sometimes diet dr. pepper, but I do not like the taste of any regular soda espcially any regular coke product. Me myself I say diet is in and will always be in, in my opinion Diet Drinks is the best soda drink for anybody whether the person has diabetes(having to keep control of glucose levels) or people trying to lose a lil bit of weight, but everybody has to know NOT TO OVER DO IT WITH THE DIET SODA'S.

AddassaMari 2010-01-23 00:00:30 -0600 Report

When I was in the military, on maintenance days I would sometimes get grease or fuel on my overalls, I toss them in the was with a can of Coke Cola, Pepsi did not work as well. Of course Coke Cola can be used to remove petroleum stains and smells from clothing, clean grease spots from concrete, clean battery posts, removes rust and carbon build up and about 100 different things besides drinking.

Of course the gastric fluids in our stomach rates just above carbonated beverages which is below lemon juice on the pH scale.

cc9 2010-01-23 00:19:18 -0600 Report

yucks. thats so gross what it may do inside my body. i used to drink tons of pop but now i dont buy it as my kids wont drink water then. this way we all drink water.

OMG-T2 2010-01-22 17:42:21 -0600 Report

I am not trying to be contrary or sound like I know it all (far from it), but I believe that the truly 'active' ingredient in soda that can clean automotive battery terminals, etc is actually the carbonated water. I have used both Pepsi and plain ol' soda water to clean battery terminals and both worked equally well…the Pepsi gummed up due to the sugar in it, but it worked!

Before I was diagnosed as Type 2, I was drinking at LEAST 5 regular Cokes a day…in addition to about a gallon of iced tea and water. Of course, after finding out that I am diabetic and getting treated, I stopped the regular Cokes cold turkey and as I no longer thirst as I once did pre-diagnosis, I will only occasionally drink a Diet Coke now.

I have read a lot of the stuff that suggests diet sodas sort of get one all fired up for sweets, but that doesn't seem to be the case for me, so I will continue to indulge in them until something compelling makes me stop. As with anything else, moderation is totally key.

giojuju 2010-01-22 16:16:38 -0600 Report

well i think that everything is bad for u no matter what. think about it!! if u drink coke to a diabetic it levels bg. to a "healthy" person it can make u "fat". if u eat greasy food u get heart problems it u take too many vitamins u can die or have complications if u have too many veggies/low carbs food ur bg go down or get lukimia (that happend to my uncle), if u take medicine for 1 thing it can affect another part of u so if u really think about it, it is true n a harsh way. lol

rankearl 2010-01-22 15:21:09 -0600 Report

pop was a bad habit of mine for years i always told myself i cant have so many things and as long as it is ugar free it is ok but in just the last year i have got to wear i just drink it ocassionaly which did take alot of work on my part because i did it gradually i really dont miss it i drink green tea now hugs julie

ferk01 2010-01-22 08:06:59 -0600 Report

I am addicted to Diet Coke but recently I have been drinking PowerAde Zero and have found my sugar has been doing alittle better. I hear from my endo that it is better to drink water and powerade than my diet coke. Who Knows Anymore. So many studies.

cc9 2010-01-22 01:26:29 -0600 Report

once in a while its ok. plain ole water is the best as it hydrates the cells, thins out the blood threrfore lowering blood sugar, flushes out toxins from the body.

spiritwalker 2010-01-21 21:54:19 -0600 Report

Soda isn't good for anyone. I agree with London. If you can
do science experiments, and clean up batteries acid with it.
I don't need something like that in my body.

London 2010-01-21 21:45:16 -0600 Report

I have heard that coke is used to clean up oil and acid on batteries. No pop is good for us but diet is better than regular. But imagine if that was true what it is doing on the inside. Greattt, I just had 1 today! :) I have noticed though if I don't drink any soda my belly don't feel as bloated. I'm sure you will be fine if you keep it to a minimum.

Harlen 2010-01-21 20:09:00 -0600 Report

Its not good for any one but better then the strate stuff

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-01-21 20:24:33 -0600 Report

I drink diet coke now and then and I have never had any problem with it. If I
hear that it does cause those problems I will cut it out and stay with my tea. Dan

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