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Diet drinks 'could harm the kidneys'

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posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Diet drinks 'could harm the kidneys'


www.dailymail.co.uk

Diet fizzy drinks may damage the kidneys, a study suggests.
Research on 3,000 women found that two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day doubled the risk of a faster-than-average decline in kidney function.

Drinks made with sugar did not have the same effect on kidney function.

'There are currently limited data on the role of diet in kidney disease.

All the study participants were older Caucasian women. The scientists said it was not clear whether the findings also applied to m
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posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Okay, we all know about aspartame, well not everyone but many people still.

But this article just shows that... there's poison all around us and it's almost impossible to be able to keep up to date on what's good and what's not.

I like to have my whiskey with diet sodas, and I worry about ethanol mixed with aspartame.

Alcohol is ethanol and aspartame changes to formaldehyde, so ethanol mixed with formaldehyde.... I don't know....

Any ideas what I should be doing people?
I'm not too fond of drinks without soda.

www.dailymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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I wonder if it matters if its only segments of the life.

I have switched off non-diet soda while doing this diet/exercise thing...once I have hit my goal, I will more than likely switch back with a increase of exercise to counter it.

Currently, I am drinking alot of diet drinks, have replaced all the sugar in the house with splenda also...currently I feel fine (am worried about the aspertime in the diet pepsi overall, but meh...its temporary I keep telling myself).

man...ya just cant win. heh



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia


I like to have my whiskey with diet sodas, and I worry about ethanol mixed with aspartame.


Good for you, more people should! I know I do




Alcohol is ethanol and aspartame changes to formaldehyde, so ethanol mixed with formaldehyde.... I don't know....


I did not know that about aspartame!! (He says as he drinks a bottle of Coke Zero)

The only thing I can suggest is use full fat, naturally sweetened soda and exercise more. Sugar is not bad for you as long as you work it off.

Sorry I couldn't give any better advice.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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I pretty much gave up soft drinks. I began working out and eating a pure, unprocessed diet...with nothing but water. after a couple months I had a diet soda and felt weakened the rest of the day. Thinking it was a fluke coincidence, I tried another diet soda a couple weeks later...same result. For me, I will stick to water, green/black/white tea, 100% fruit/vegetable juice and...of course, coffee.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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MA we are in the same boat.

I switched from Beer to Whiskey + Diet Soda back in Sept. I have lost weight. But between my wife and I , I believe we go through a 2 liter of diet soda a day.

We are both rather sedentary people... I do IT work and she writes... so it works to lose weight for both of us...

But this is a concern.

I have recently began trying my whiskey with other elements. Like fizzy water, some of these are flavored and work ok... like the Canada Dry Orange flavor.

What I don't get is... why can't I just have a Coke with NO SWEETENER... just like the Canada dry flavored fizzy waters? WHY MUST THEY PUT A SWEETENER IN???

I mean I can understand why some might want to have there faux sugar... but come on... it can be done... why not do it?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
Currently, I am drinking alot of diet drinks, have replaced all the sugar in the house with splenda also...

My wife studied science for 4years
she doesn't let me touch splenda.... ever!

I even used to bring yogourt with me everyday to work, it had splenda in it
She made me stop buying that as well.

then I tried sneaking some to work, she found out and hit me with a frying pan

her justification was that the frying pan would do less harm than the splenda



Originally posted by nik1halo
The only thing I can suggest is use full fat, naturally sweetened soda

What do you mean?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I like to have my whiskey with diet sodas, and I worry about ethanol mixed with aspartame.
Any ideas what I should be doing people?


Just mix the drink with regular soda.

Or do as I do and sip it straight, and on the rocks.

Diet is banned in Eastern countries, but not here? Figure that one out!



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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You could try shots of whiskey, followed by a gulp of some Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer. Or, if you can afford it, Blanton's Kentucky Bourban is great straight.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Well, this is nothing new to me.

Having worked in the health care industry, I have had several Dr.'s tell me not to drink diet soda.

Hey, I'm not young, but I still wear a size 6!

The last Dr. I worked for was a kidney specialist, and he offered to buy me a soda one day, and freaked out when I told him I wanted a diet Pepsi!

I think that the saying everything in moderation applies here. If it is the only thing you drink, then you might have a problem.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I have recently began trying my whiskey with other elements. Like fizzy water, some of these are flavored and work ok... like the Canada Dry Orange flavor.

What I don't get is... why can't I just have a Coke with NO SWEETENER... just like the Canada dry flavored fizzy waters? WHY MUST THEY PUT A SWEETENER IN???

ya i'm in IT too, makes you sit down alot
sometimes you run though

and yes I know
why put a sweetener

I might try making my own gingerale at home
there's youtube videos on how to do it but it seems time consuming


Originally posted by havok

Just mix the drink with regular soda.

Or do as I do and sip it straight, and on the rocks.

Diet is banned in Eastern countries, but not here? Figure that one out!


Regular soda like Gingerale Canada Dry?
I usually have it with gingerale but sometimes diet 7up or sprite.

But doesnt regular soda like gingerale also have artificial sweeteners?



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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No, sorry, I meant regular soda as in not diet.

Anything is better than aspartame.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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I put down the diet cokes (and all soda) almost a year ago, and I definitely feel better....tough to explain.

I drink 3 things:

* Water
* 2% milk ( I can't stop..love it)
* Beer (see milk)



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka


What I don't get is... why can't I just have a Coke with NO SWEETENER... just like the Canada dry flavored fizzy waters? WHY MUST THEY PUT A SWEETENER IN???


Trust me, you don't want coke with no sweetener in it. I am going to make myself seem very old right now, but when I was small, my mother used to give us coke syrup when we had a stomache ache, to get us to vomit.

She still has an old bottle of it, as it is a collectors item.

YUCCKKK!



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by Signals
I put down the diet cokes (and all soda) almost a year ago, and I definitely feel better....tough to explain.

I drink 3 things:

* Water
* 2% milk ( I can't stop..love it)
* Beer (see milk)


yup, i have quit soda too....i was a 2 liter a day dr. pepper fiend, but i am now drinking apple juice, water, coffee, and 2 to 3 times a week, i have a couple of glasses of wine. feeling better after only a month.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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My wife and I stopped buying soda for the house and will have a diet coke on occasion when we go out to eat. I don't miss the Diet Coke however I have started drinking Crystal Light Lemonade. Damn! its just as bad and full of aspartame.

To you whiskey drinkers with your Zima mixers. Drink it like a man. On the rocks or with a splash of H2O. I drink my Scotch neat or on the rocks to get the full flavor. Perhaps you need to drink a better more aged whiskey. I won't touch any Scotch that is less than 12 years old and mixing anything into that would be criminal.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:46 AM
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Bah
I have a stressful job
I need my drinks every now and then

old age whiskey?
ya i love my single malts and bourbon
but wow are they expensive!

now i usually just get Grants or Canadian club
and sometimes i'll indulge and get Jameson

by the way, water with single malt is a greater crime than soda with it
my opinion!



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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I drink Diet RC Cola, no Aspartame or Saccharin.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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A nice smooth bourbon will get you off the mixers right away. Room temp (no ice) in a rocks glass. That's some good sippin'!

I'll offer my suggestions... nothing fancy or overly expensive, but smooth and subtle, all with their different notes and flavors:

Jim Beam Black (not the white crap... that stuff is only good as a mixer.)
1792
Buffalo Trace
Wild Turkey
Maker's Mark


I drink FAR too much diet soda (Coke Zero and Diet Dr. Pepper) and I do recognize that as a problem. It's nearly all I drink during the day and on non-alchohol evenings. I fear I am addicted. I would like to wean off, but I'm concerned that the period it will take to "get right" mixed with a massive decrease in my daily caffeine intake will make it a very tough row to hoe. I'm certainly not getting any younger, any healthier, or any thinner, that's for sure.



posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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You are taking pesticides?

Oh, I mean splenda?
They kill probiotics and are very harmful as well

Splenda vs. asparthame.

which one is better?

Neither!

Read this
naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com...

We have very limited choices



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