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TheOcean
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Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
What's the scoop? I average one a day. Have caught some flack from some health nut friends who swear diet sodas will cause long term health issues


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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
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dbeck
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
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What's the scoop? I average one a day. Have caught some flack from some health nut friends who swear diet sodas will cause long term health issues

I heard they cause duplicate posts. Not sure if true or not.


Hulkklogan
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
Meh. NBD. One a day certainly won't do anything.

Aspartame is one of the most well-studied substances we have.. it's very safe.

I wouldn't advise anyone drink a 12 pack a day, because everything should be in moderation, but if you enjoy a diet drink a day, have at it.


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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
There could be something to the fact that your body thinks something sweet is coming so puts out some insulin but then there is nothing for the insulin to do. Probably a much bigger problem for those people drinking 10 a day, if there even is anything to it.
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TheOcean
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
Bruh, you realize how many duplicate threads are on this board?


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TheOcean
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
So aspartame is the really the only substance in a diet soda that would be a cause for concern?


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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
I was curious so I did blood sugar test for a week straight after using artificial sweeteners. I did a base test first thing in the morning, then drank coffee or a diet drink, then tested again 30 minutes later. I didn’t see any spikes in my blood sugar levels. I think only pre-diabetic people have an issue with this. I would still limit the amount of diet sodas every day.


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Hulkklogan
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
That's what most people are concerned with. Otherwise it's just flavorings, colorings, preservatives, and salt.


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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
Your body doesn’t produce insulin based on taste buds.


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Vyvanse
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
They are most certainly not good for you. I'd say once a day is too much. The ingredients are unnatural chemicals that will most likely cause inflammation. Unless you are exactly where you want to be health and fitness-wise, I would seriously cut back. And yes, artificial sweeteners do cause insulin release; this has been studied.

This healthline article is also helpful at explaining the negative effects of artificial sweeteners
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Ssubba
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
No real harm (assuming 1-2 a day), but if you're trying to live a healthy lifestyle they're really just pointless.
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KoozieKing
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
I definitely eat more when I drink a carbonated drink with my meal.


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Huey Lewis
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
Diet Coke isn't keeping a single person on earth from reaching their health and fitness goals.


Marciano1
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
No type of soda is "good" for you but as long as you limit yourself to 1 a day (or less) on average, then I think you're ok.

Then again, Trump drinks 16 per day according to Bill O'Reilly's book and he's in his 70s.
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TheOcean
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
I'm in pretty damn good shape. Just more worried about any long term side effects. Sounds like one a day is perfectly fine


Obtuse1
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
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Your body doesn’t produce insulin based on taste buds.


This is why getting health and fitness info from a forum is a minefield. Currently, this post has an 8 to 1 upvote ratio and it is factually wrong.

Emphasis mine:

"The pre-absorptive cephalic phase of insulin secretion lasts for around 10 min and is initiated by the anticipatory sight, smell and taste of food and further enhanced by chewing and swallowing the food"

Journal article


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tigerfoot
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
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Just more worried about any long term side effects. Sounds like one a day is perfectly fine
from the experts on TD.

Keep in mind, one of them said that your body would produce insulin after drinking a sugar free drink


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jkylejohnson
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
I always argued that there was nothing wrong with diet sodas. Prob had 2-4 a day. Once I gave it a test run and cut them out though I shed 10 lbs in a month which is a lot of weight for me.


LSUJML
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re: Diet sodas -- how bad are they for you?
Forgive me for asking a stupid question but how did you lose weight by not drinking a 0 calorie drink?

I’m drink a few a day & am curious since it’s not cutting calories


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