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Old 08-23-2018, 02:50 PM
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Well, kinda...


Most American soft drinks gave up on including sugar in their recipes long ago. What they replaced it with - high fructose corn syrup - is even worse than sugar. To make matters worse, HFC is now adulterating SO many things besides soft drinks.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...s-bad#section1

It pays to read the ingredients in order to avoid that poison.
Ya, it's garbage. Cheaper for them to make. We never grew up on soda so I never drank much of it or got addicted to the stuff thankfully.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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I drink unsweetened iced tea mostly, but some days when I want some fizz, sweetness and a jolt, I'll get myself a some diet pepsi. I'll drink my way through a six pack in a few days and then go another couple months without having it. I've found when I'm stressed around deadlines, i tend to crave the diet soda.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Quit years ago. I’ll drink probably one can of Coke every 6-8 months. I like water, coffee and quality beers.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: The World
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Nope. I drink a Pepsi every morning instead of coffee when it's hot out.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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All things in Moderation... including Moderation. I have no intention to alter my eating/drinking habits as long as I continue to be in good physical shape. I don't pay any attention to the demon-food (or "super-food") du jour. Make reasonable, adult decisions and, absent pathology or its predispostions, most people should be fine.
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