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    It's okay to have a glass of diet soft drink. But I would stick to your water and only have a glass when your really craving it.

    Just so you know, artificial sweeteners have been linked to an increase in appetite (amount many other things)

    If your on a 'no sugar' diet, if stick to sugar free soft drink. However, if your calorie counting or dieting long term, I'd go for normal soft drink.

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    Google "aspartame poisoning" it'll help you steer clear of it! It is banned in most countries.

    I was addicted to diet soft drinks, evil evil stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    Google "aspartame poisoning" it'll help you steer clear of it! It is banned in most countries.

    I was addicted to diet soft drinks, evil evil stuff.
    Sorry, but this is not true. There was a big hoax surrounding aspartame production with claims it was tainted etc but it was just that, a hoax. There were studies done on rats using aspartame that claimed to show a link between it and cancer however these studies were flawed and widely criticised. Some brands stopped using it in response to the public concern, not the scientific consensus. It is still widely used around the world.

    Here is the latest review from the European food safety standard concluding it is safe at current levels in foods-

    http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/131210.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    Damn - I kind of knew they can't be good. I do mix soda water with pure OJ too - but I guess I was trying to take the easy way out with the diet soft drinks. Thanks for a ll the input. I think I had better just get myself in the habbit of drinking more water!!
    They aren't ideal due to the sugar cravings in your body being unfulfilled. However, they are better than other soft drinks. They are perfectly safe and a good choice for a "sometimes" drink. Guzzling them by the litre is probably not so good
    Just be wary of anything you read online, there is a lot of hoax/conspiracy theory/misinformation online about certain ingredients.

    There is a thread here somewhere- a bunch of us are giving up soft drink for January (baby steps!) maybe you can join?

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    I think anything with artificial chemicals, and colours , even if they are now considered safe ( long term studies id be interested in reading ) is not what you want in your body or be encouraged to drink so I'd have one on the odd occasion but try not to get into the habit as they really are not that great for you
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    AS give me massive headaches and diet drinks tend to make me thirsty so I avoid them like the plague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Sorry, but this is not true. There was a big hoax surrounding aspartame production with claims it was tainted etc but it was just that, a hoax. There were studies done on rats using aspartame that claimed to show a link between it and cancer however these studies were flawed and widely criticised. Some brands stopped using it in response to the public concern, not the scientific consensus. It is still widely used around the world.

    Here is the latest review from the European food safety standard concluding it is safe at current levels in foods-

    http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/131210.htm
    All good, Im just going based on my chronic illness. I drank diet stuff for years, my specialists have been slowly weaning me off it and funnily its helpibg with my illness.

    Im pretty sure its banned in Japan, but Im not debating it. Just giving my personal experience.

    Usually the artificial sweetner numbers are 950 951 and 952 op

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    If you are *really* wanting to keep some kind of cold, sweet, caffeine hit, perhaps try Pepsi Next? I haven't had it, personally, but it uses stevia (natural plant sweetener) rather than artificial sweetener.

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    Golden circle also make a reduced sugar cordial but nothing topped up with artificial either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    All good, Im just going based on my chronic illness. I drank diet stuff for years, my specialists have been slowly weaning me off it and funnily its helpibg with my illness.

    Im pretty sure its banned in Japan, but Im not debating it. Just giving my personal experience.

    Usually the artificial sweetner numbers are 950 951 and 952 op
    That's fine. "Banned in Japan" is quite different to "Banned in most countries" is all.


 

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