Pop quiz! What’s the single biggest source of calories for Americans? White bread? Big Macs? Actually, try soda. The average American drinks about two cans of the stuff every day. Not so fast. Before you pop the top off the caramel-colored bubbly, know this: guzzling diet soda comes with its own set of side effects that may harm your health–from kickstarting kidney problems to adding inches to your waistline. Unfortunately, diet soda is more in vogue than ever. Kids consume the stuff at more than double the rate of last decade, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Among adults, consumption has grown almost 25 percent.
This article is inspiring me to get back on my soda diet. Agreed, HFCS is the real toxin! Diet soda plays havoc on people. Diana S. What’s the single biggest source of calories for Americans? Never consumed on purpose … our family is riddled with allergies, one of which is some odd reactions to aspartame, so we avoid it as much as possible in all products. Your appetite for sweets has been turned on and you are more likely to turn to other sugary foods or beverages to quell that need. I ticked off a list of five events that began with my dad’s death three months ago and ended with last week’s thunderstorms backing up my septic tank. Enjoy life!
Is there salt in diet coke something
To me, seltzer water is synonymous with Three Stooges gags. Who knew that the carbonated fizzy water is also the best sodium-free alternative to diet sodas? That nutritional nugget came to light in a conversation with Jamie McDermott, a registered dietitian with Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center, whom I called after a doctor’s visit last week. A routine office call for an inner-ear infection yielded a second, surprise diagnosis: My blood pressure was high – not stroke level but high enough for concern. The nurse waited and took it again; still high. Actually, I’ve been so stressed this summer I’m surprised that little spinning dial wasn’t beating itself senseless. He asked me if I was under any stress. I ticked off a list of five events that began with my dad’s death three months ago and ended with last week’s thunderstorms backing up my septic tank. So the doc gave me a reprieve: I have three weeks to bring my blood pressure down or we’ll talk about medication. The nurse’s parting words were: “Walk more, Susan, and no sodium. I’ve never had a heavy hand with the salt shaker, but I do pop the top on a diet soda each day for lunch.