U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-30-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia
242 posts, read 744,674 times
Reputation: 68

Advertisements

I have always been a strong diet drinker, until I learned about aspertane. The artificial sweetner in diet sodas. Known to cause cancer. Well now I am trying to cut back but I just miss it sosososo much! Anyone else bothered by this or am I just crazy?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
13,155 posts, read 16,873,712 times
Reputation: 5009
You might do a search in the Health and Wellness section. There's been a bit of discussion about this and other similar products.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: In a house
21,902 posts, read 20,895,074 times
Reputation: 14817
That is one of the big reasons I don't drink any soda and did not give it to my kids. Fruit juices and water work just fine! It's like any addiction melbon, it takes time to get over it but you will.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
4,597 posts, read 10,227,249 times
Reputation: 9131
Diet Rite Cola has no aspartane in it. It may help you wean-off the other products.

I've noticed some soft drinks on the shelves with the Splenda logo on them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia
242 posts, read 744,674 times
Reputation: 68
Now maybe I am confused but isnt splenda aspertane?...Yes it seriously is like an addiction! But I was just curious if others were scared of drinkind diet! And thanks RDSLOTS I will deff check into that type of soda!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
38,691 posts, read 86,797,403 times
Reputation: 29355
No, Splenda is sucralose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
746 posts, read 3,115,490 times
Reputation: 789
There is a lot of misinformation being spread about these artificial sweeteners, encouraged I am sure by the sugar and high fructose corn syrup producers. A very few people have sensitivity to aspertame, but most of us do not. I am happy that artificial sweeteners provide alternatives to carbohydrate consumption. As a diabetic it allows me to eat sensibly and control my disease.

Do your homework before believing everything you read, including what I have posted here. Don't take my word for it. But be sure you are checking with credible websites, not those set up to spread hysteria.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
17,850 posts, read 19,592,282 times
Reputation: 6479
Question What is wrong with high fructose corn syrup?

It is a simple sugar that we all need, and on the glycemic index soda ranges from 53 to 63 (average 58), so it isn't high. All the carbohydrates in soda comes from high fructose, which isn't bad either. In fact, the only downside I see is the caffeine, which we really don't need, but even then a 12 ounce can of soda has three times less caffeine that a single 8 ounce cup of coffee. Even the sodium content in soda is low, not nearly as low as coffee, but still under 4% of what is recommended daily.

I think going to all these artifically sweetened drinks causes more problems than it solves. Unless you have diabetes, you need simple sugars in your blood to function normally.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2008, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Earth
24,639 posts, read 24,060,346 times
Reputation: 11268
I'm allergic to high fructose corn syrup and aspartame.

Health Effects of Aspartame on Diabetics (video)

I also have concerns about aspartame. It is in babyfood and is considered, by many, to be a neurotoxin. I have more links I'll try to find and post.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
38,691 posts, read 86,797,403 times
Reputation: 29355
^^^ Wow. Gotta love that Chicago accent...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top