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NateR
02-08-2013, 10:31 PM
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/study-diet-soda-increases-risk-diabetes-why-still-192600358.html

Yet another study confirms what people have been saying for ages: Stop drinking diet soda. Like, right now. Drinking just one 12-ounce can of an artificially sweetened fizzy drink per week can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 33 percent, French researchers found, and given that most people don't stop at a single weekly serving, your real risk for diabetes could actually be much higher.

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Going by the article, it seems that regular soda still puts you at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but not nearly as much as artificially sweetened soda.

I'm glad I swore off diet sodas over ten years ago.

TexasRN
02-08-2013, 11:17 PM
Sodas are horrible for you no matter how many calories they have or how they are sweetened. I really hate seeing little kids drinking soda out of their sippy cups or bottles. :angry:


~Amy

Bonnie
02-09-2013, 12:14 AM
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/study-diet-soda-increases-risk-diabetes-why-still-192600358.html

:blink:

Going by the article, it seems that regular soda still puts you at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but not nearly as much as artificially sweetened soda.

I'm glad I swore off diet sodas over ten years ago.

Wait a minute, you just mention swearing off "diet", what about "regular" sodas? :laugh:

My friend loves Dr. Pepper, I really think she's addicted to it, anyway, this one time she decided she was going to quit, however, she had a six-pack of them left so she sat there and drank them all. Needless to say, she fell off the wagon pretty quick! :laugh:

Sodas are horrible for you no matter how many calories they have or how they are sweetened. I really hate seeing little kids drinking soda out of their sippy cups or bottles. :angry:

~Amy

And all those high-sugar fruit juices too! Amy have you ever heard of a connection between using those artificial sweetners and dementia or alzheimers? Someone mentioned that to me before.

NateR
02-09-2013, 12:50 AM
Wait a minute, you just mention swearing off "diet", what about "regular" sodas? :laugh:

I've slowed down significantly on my soda drinking since quitting my job at Walmart. It's just too expensive and I'm trying to cut high-fructose corn syrup out of my diet completely.

Bonnie
02-09-2013, 03:13 AM
I've slowed down significantly on my soda drinking since quitting my job at Walmart. It's just too expensive and I'm trying to cut high-fructose corn syrup out of my diet completely.

Good for you, Nate! :) This past year I've really been on my sister to stop buying it, telling her how bad it is for my nephew...using "mom guilt". :laugh:

Any difference in how you feel since you've cut back?

NateR
02-09-2013, 03:34 AM
Good for you, Nate! :) This past year I've really been on my sister to stop buying it, telling her how bad it is for my nephew...using "mom guilt". :laugh:

Any difference in how you feel since you've cut back?

Well, initially I felt pretty crappy. Just tired and lethargic, but that passed after a day or two of just drinking water. Now I've noticed that my sleep schedule has evened out quite a bit. I don't lay in bed for hours unable to sleep anymore, I'm usually asleep within a few minutes now. I also started to notice that I started getting really bad acid reflux after cutting back on the sodas. That's taken a bit longer to correct itself, but cutting down on the deep-fried foods in my diet has helped.

I don't even drink coffee as much as I used to. In the evenings, it's mostly tea or water.

For about 2 years, I was drinking an average of 2-3 20oz bottles of Mountain Dew every single day. And not just the regular stuff, the "with ginseng and extra caffeine" Mountain Dew.

When it wasn't soda it was energy drinks: Red Bull, Full Throttle, Monster, etc. I became quite a connoisseur of those things, like everyone on the night shift at Walmart. :laugh:

Now I don't touch them.

Bonnie
02-09-2013, 05:37 AM
Well, initially I felt pretty crappy. Just tired and lethargic, but that passed after a day or two of just drinking water. Now I've noticed that my sleep schedule has evened out quite a bit. I don't lay in bed for hours unable to sleep anymore, I'm usually asleep within a few minutes now. I also started to notice that I started getting really bad acid reflux after cutting back on the sodas. That's taken a bit longer to correct itself, but cutting down on the deep-fried foods in my diet has helped.

I don't even drink coffee as much as I used to. In the evenings, it's mostly tea or water.

For about 2 years, I was drinking an average of 2-3 20oz bottles of Mountain Dew every single day. And not just the regular stuff, the "with ginseng and extra caffeine" Mountain Dew.

When it wasn't soda it was energy drinks: Red Bull, Full Throttle, Monster, etc. I became quite a connoisseur of those things, like everyone on the night shift at Walmart. :laugh:

Now I don't touch them.

Hey, those would be perfect on a pair of fight shorts with "Condom Depot" on the rear! :laugh:

I know, I know... :sign0006:


:laugh:

TexasRN
02-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Wait a minute, you just mention swearing off "diet", what about "regular" sodas? :laugh:

My friend loves Dr. Pepper, I really think she's addicted to it, anyway, this one time she decided she was going to quit, however, she had a six-pack of them left so she sat there and drank them all. Needless to say, she fell off the wagon pretty quick! :laugh:



And all those high-sugar fruit juices too! Amy have you ever heard of a connection between using those artificial sweetners and dementia or alzheimers? Someone mentioned that to me before.

I haven't heard of a connection but that doesn't mean they haven't found one. I have quit reading up on dementia studies for a while. I was obsessed when dad was first diagnosed and read everything I could find. The last thing I did happen to see was that they are looking at a connection between diabetes/blood sugar issues and Alzheimer's disease. Some are even calling Alzheimer's "type 3 diabetes" now. Here is an article from the NY Times about it that was published last year:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/bittman-is-alzheimers-type-3-diabetes/

Remember, glucose is fuel for your brain so any time you have a big change in glucose levels you are affecting your brain function. So it makes sense.


~Amy

Tyburn
02-09-2013, 03:43 PM
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/study-diet-soda-increases-risk-diabetes-why-still-192600358.html



:blink:

Going by the article, it seems that regular soda still puts you at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but not nearly as much as artificially sweetened soda.

I'm glad I swore off diet sodas over ten years ago.

I dont do diet anything neither...nowt but full fat for me :laugh:

Bonnie
02-09-2013, 07:23 PM
I haven't heard of a connection but that doesn't mean they haven't found one. I have quit reading up on dementia studies for a while. I was obsessed when dad was first diagnosed and read everything I could find. The last thing I did happen to see was that they are looking at a connection between diabetes/blood sugar issues and Alzheimer's disease. Some are even calling Alzheimer's "type 3 diabetes" now. Here is an article from the NY Times about it that was published last year:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/bittman-is-alzheimers-type-3-diabetes/

Remember, glucose is fuel for your brain so any time you have a big change in glucose levels you are affecting your brain function. So it makes sense.


~Amy

That was a good article, he makes it easy to understand. It really does make sense.

NateR
02-09-2013, 07:25 PM
I dont do diet anything neither...nowt but full fat for me :laugh:

The natural fats are actually better for you. Mainly because your hunger is satisfied faster and you end up eating less in the long run.

TexasRN
02-10-2013, 11:56 AM
I dont do diet anything neither...nowt but full fat for me :laugh:


My mom eats nothing with ingredients she can't pronounce. :laugh: It's a good diet to follow actually but it cracks me up.


~Amy

Tyburn
02-10-2013, 05:02 PM
The natural fats are actually better for you. Mainly because your hunger is satisfied faster and you end up eating less in the long run.

Not quite the reasoning I have more often used...but, it works for me :laugh:

Tyburn
02-10-2013, 05:26 PM
My mom eats nothing with ingredients she can't pronounce. :laugh: It's a good diet to follow actually but it cracks me up.


~Amy

Well...as we are finding out in Europe...the truth is, generically, people know almost nothing about what they eat.

You believe what you read on the box, and believe how they tell you its prepared...but its all on trust...you actually dont know....I suppose unless you prepare everything yourself, from the most basic of ingredients, and where possible, farm it, be it veg, or livestock, you never can.

In England and Europe this has been a huge thing, as one by one, almost every food outlet that has supplied us with Beef is in crisis following the realization, what they thought was Beef...was actually Horse.

It began with suppliers of beef patties, which claimed half of all the major supermarket chains..when it was prooved that their 100Percent Beef Burgers, were actually 60Percent Horse instead. Then it moved on to claim fast food outlets, like Burger King...now its moved into major branded foods, like Findus, whose Beef Lesagna is 100percent Horse Lesagna

In many ways, even the people who write the ingredients on the box dont really know whats in it. They trust what their suppliers tell them. The only people who know are the suppliers...and even they may not know that the Horse would be misslabled as Beef...but all across Europe, it appears that this has been going on, for probably many years now.

In some ways it doesnt matter....Horse isnt inedible...but the point is, that its fraud in retail, because its sold as something different...and underlines an issue...if it can be that an entire continent is slipped Horse under the guise of Beef....how hard would it be to slip something that COULD be dangerous?

The system cant even rule out cross contamination, let alone deliberate deception...so do we trust what we read or not...blah has 20%less saturated fat? who the hell knows? Even if there is a process for that scientifically, how can we be sure they follow that.

Our entire Western Cultures...ALL of them, are built on Trust of something inherently untrustworthy...Its not just the world of Finance....its the world of Retail...especially in the manner of food.

We choose to believe, because if we faced the truth, how would we survive?

Can you even get a job without a bank account? NO because they dont know how to pay you real money! its all done by computer automatically...there is NO movement of material involved in paying you...just a few 00s deducted from one computer, and put onto another computer which represents an account of money, which doesnt physically exist...until its recognised by a banker and exchanged for something physical.

Now...not withstanding, that computers can go wrong, and a single digit in the wrong place could bring the entire system down

We have gotten into a state where we cant even deal in reality any more, we are forced to trust. We have no other choice.

But because we choose out of need, to believe what we are told, and that all parties will honour what we are led to believe is true

We Trust in Banks
We Trust in automatic Computers and a System of off world orbital satalites
We Trust in Manufacturing Authenticity
We Trust in Honnest Retailing particularly surround Food
We Trust in Electricity

if anyone of those systems, which we dont understand and have no control over, were to fail...our whole entire civilization would come crashing down within mere days.

a WEEK of issues with the banks, and we havent recovered after half a decade....that was a WEEK of issues in ONE area of the Market....Saved NOT by changing the system...but by using bigger 00s to restore confidence in little 00s

We didnt have a banking collapse...it just wobbled.

Now imagine what happens if one of those listed above gives out completely. We dont even know what it takes to keep these things running long term...if we did, there would be more worry over the plight of the common bumble bee, which is responsible for polination that keeps our agricultural ability to feed ourselves...they appear to be dying out btw :ninja:

We say, dont worry, it will never happen...as if that belief equates to an absolute certainty. Let me tell you, there is no such thing as "Too Big to Fail" neither is there any hierachy of needs fulfilled without the smallest cog in the foundation bracket.

rearnakedchoke
02-13-2013, 02:30 PM
i am sure it is bad for ya .. but aspartame tastes soooo good ..