posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
So it's bad because some people gain wait from it? With real sugar you know for sure it'll cause weight gain. With diet its either possible or
inconclusive, so I don't see the issue. It allows me to drink something I like without gaining weight like I used to with "real' soda.
There was a thread here, probably about a year ago, talking about aspartame and I stated that I was going to take some time off drinking any soda and
report back. I did feel a bit better overall, but there is no way to pin that to the aspartame. Once I stopped drinking soda I was drinking more
water, fruit juice, milk, etc so I was likely just getting better nutrition all around. Without drinking soda I also no longer consumed any caffeine,
so that's another possible thing responsible for feeling better. I think I gave up after several months because it really didn't seem to be
accomplishing anything and I didn't notice any change in health or well being once I started drinking diet soda again.
I'd personally prefer that they use stevia or something like that to sweeten diet soda and beverages, but frankly I'm just not that scared of
aspartame. I've been drinking it for years, and have had breaks without any, and there was really no change in my health. If people experience
negative health issues while drinking diet soda, it seems obvious to stop drinking it. I experience no health effects, and simply am not worried.
Nothing on this planet is 100% safe and I think the dangers of it are exaggerated. Make your own choice, nobody is forcing you to drink aspartame.