need help

By giltx71 Latest Reply 2010-09-16 15:50:54 -0500
Started 2010-07-25 06:11:06 -0500

I love drinking soda, that's something hard for me to give up. is there anything to drink that is ok to substitute for the soda.

10 replies

mo91108 2010-09-16 15:50:54 -0500 Report

There are diet sodas sweetened with splenda so they dont have any aspartame in them, which is linked to causing cancers and other health problems. Here are two that I know of.
Pepsi One.
Diet Shasta Cola
Good Luck
- Monica

bicker68 2010-09-16 05:49:39 -0500 Report

Water,water,water. I used to be a popaholic, but got to the point I couln't do the caffiene anymore then went to sierra mist then that got to be to muchthen switched to gatorade when I got real sick and the Dr. told me to mix it half with water, so finally I just went to straight water.
I feel alot better since I started drinking water. Don't get me wrong I love my Iced Tea, but I'm not allowed to have it right now due to my pulse being so high,
my Dr. don't want me to stroke out, or worse.
Becareful of the sugar substitutes, they can cause alot of health problems themselves. My Dr. suggest using Splenda to sweeten drinks or food.
Good Luck

bicker68 2010-09-16 02:12:39 -0500 Report

There are two issues with soda. The first is the sugar and the second hidden problem is the phosphoric acid they use to make carbonated water. Anything carbonated will screw up your adrenal glands, and the adrenal glands control the pancreas.

I recommend green tea (anti cancer as well). I tried a lot of different sugar free drinks but most of them have too much artificial sweetener and made my other health problems worse.

RAYT721 2010-07-26 07:23:19 -0500 Report

Everyone has their own opinions, options and tastes. Personally I like variety… water, water with citrus or mint leaves, diet pop, decaf coffee, green tea, and (don't gasp) sometimes a beer or wine. I am not talking about getting plastered for breakfast here. Like the brylcream ad, just a little dab will do ya!

ONeil 2010-07-26 05:08:53 -0500 Report

Yes , I went to sugar free soft drinks and I don't drink soda unless I need to when I have a low and to bring my BS up but other then that water , coffee , and sugar free drinkgs is all I do.
Gabby , Is right on that their are other things out their then soda and when you fine it you will know what will work for you and stay away from soda unless it is diet.
Good luck,

GabbyPA 2010-07-25 08:19:52 -0500 Report

I know it is going to sound harsh, but giving up soda cold turkey was the best thing I ever did. I lived on diet sodas for years, actually most of my life. When I was diagnosed, I stopped drinking sodas because of the artificial sweeteners. But since then, I have also learned that the carbonation of sodas often can cause ulcers and other internal issues. The bubbles were what I missed the most, but to be honest, once I walked away, I don't crave it much at all. I drink a lot of water with lemon or lime. I also drink decaffeinated tea and an occasional ice coffee. (that is my treat drink)

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