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Is diet soda healthier than regular soda?

Kelllzerz 2008/12/30 21:53:37
Yes, Diet soda is healthier than regular soda.
No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
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Diet soda and regular soda have been in competition for quite awhile now, but one thing is for sure, both drinks cannot replace the necessary daily nutrients needed. Diet soda may have fewer calories than regular soda, but it doesn't mean it can't lead to weight gain, also the chemical used in diet soda "Aspartame" is 180 times more sweeter than sugar. The FDA says that the sweetener is safe, but reported side effects include dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, memory loss, and mood changes.

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  • **Bessie** 2008/12/30 22:00:14
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    **Bessie**
    +4
    for me it's not - I get headaches from the particular chemicals that make it diet. That's just me!

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  • Bear 2009/06/29 02:28:05
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Bear
    They're BOTH poison, and are great for cleaning batteries!
  • Jon 2009/05/04 05:44:37
    Yes, Diet soda is healthier than regular soda.
    Jon
    To a point. But it's also better for cooking with, than regular.
  • The Night Watchman 2009/03/10 03:40:23
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    The Night Watchman
    Soda isn't good for you period, but the Aspartame in Diet sodas is enough alone NOT to consume it.
  • JoeDee 2009/02/05 00:59:06
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    JoeDee
    less calories. but not better for you
  • want2trustagain 2009/01/31 00:29:47
    I think...
    want2trustagain
    Water is much healthier depending on where your water comes from. People who are unfortunate to have city water about anything is healthier. As far as myself I live in the country and have the most wonderful well water in the world. As far as buying your water buy distilled you will be amazed especially if you are turning gray, give this about 3 months and you will notice the gray is going away. I am recovering 7th day advent and although I think organized religions are cults, 7th days have the longest lives. Just do the research!
  • lautners girl 2009/01/26 21:36:58
    I think...
    lautners girl
    that it is better if you drink water.. yay..
    but since no one cares what i think
    just drink whatever you want and do whatever
    you can with your heallthh.
  • Cami 2009/01/20 03:58:05
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Cami
    they are both bad. one just has lots of calories.
  • KiaraMaul 2009/01/16 20:33:11
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    KiaraMaul
    they are both baaaaaaad for you and rot your teeth
  • Bianca 2009/01/13 23:51:55
    I think...
    Bianca
    i dont think either one is healthy
  • Rayn 2009/01/12 05:41:53
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Rayn
    they are both harmful to your health. but diet has been known to lead to memory loss in some studies.
  • Devils Angel 2009/01/12 05:28:18
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Devils Angel
    no its not cuz diet contain asprotaim and it kills brain cells expecially if dranken by a kid (that explains why my dad is so dumb he drinks diet all the time) haha
  • cancan1 2009/01/06 16:56:10
    I think...
    cancan1
    soda is okay only sometimes...there isn't anything better than water for me tho' and just an occasional Mt Dew....to each his own.
  • Sii 2009/01/05 20:23:12
    I think...
    Sii
    i think soda is still soda... diet or not. o cant really taste the difference.
  • iluvtomkaulitz 2009/01/03 16:06:26
    I think...
    iluvtomkaulitz
    regular is good. :) lol but anyway, the diet has ingredients that if you get too much of, can cause serious health problems. Both of them are not good for your health.
  • Wanderer 2009/01/02 03:39:30
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Wanderer
    id say theyre the same. you cant become healthier only by drink diet junk. i love all junk food yet im the fittest in my house. Excercise is the key. Besides, aspertame is bad for you or so ive heard
  • Petpeve 2009/01/02 02:23:43
    I think...
    Petpeve
    I don't think either diet or non-diet soda is good for anyone. I don't drink soda, but my kids were always trying to get me to buy it. I prefer Crystal Light and now that my kids are used to it, they prefer drinking it instead of pop.
  • Flava Staz 2009/01/01 16:03:23
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Flava Staz
    nah the carbon in it doesn't make one better than the other. i don't recommend drinking much of either
  • david 2009/01/01 15:20:22
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    david
    +2
    diet soda has crap in it that slow down the digestive system and all coke is not heathy...... even though i drink alot of it lol
  • Dem0072 2009/01/01 11:45:31
    I think...
    Dem0072
    +2
    Neither are good for you. Both are full of chemicals, toxins, and terrible crap your body never did and never will be able to handle well.

    Do yourself a favor, put yourself on a restricted junk food intake program. Allow yourself to eat it every once in a while, but soda should be a once or twice a week thing.

    For every can of soda, drink 3 glasses of water. That's the rule.
  • Ally Dem0072 2009/01/01 14:22:03
    Ally
    +1
    Every can of soda? Sure it's not every gulp? :p
  • Dem0072 Ally 2009/01/02 00:37:19
    Dem0072
    +1
    There's a line of practicality. It has to be established somewhere. Soda isn't going away anytime soon, so we can only move to reduce it's consumption and try to inform the decisions of others in drinking the product.
  • Ally Dem0072 2009/01/02 00:38:24
    Ally
    True, true.
  • David [Kad EEC] <3 2009/01/01 02:56:43
    I think...
    David [Kad EEC] <3
    +1
    Their both garbage
  • Chey 2008/12/31 22:31:42
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Chey
    +1
    soda has no nutritional benefits for you in the first place. Diet soda has splenda in it. Splenda is worse for you than regular sugar. it is overly processed and it leaves you unsatisfied wanting more, and there have been links to splenda and cancer.
  • oceanflower 2008/12/31 21:46:27
    I think...
    oceanflower
    I'm not sure. The most recent studies seem to have have debunked the cancer-aspartame link. The caffeine in any cola soda isn't good for you, but then again a can of cola contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee. I'm a Diet Coke addict, but I'm not really comfortable with that. I'd like to cut it out of my diet and switch to good old spring water instead.
  • steph11596 2008/12/31 17:58:27
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    steph11596
    +1
    its got more sugar ,sweet
  • liemtenshi 2008/12/31 17:29:56
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    liemtenshi
    +1
    I read some article about that sometimes ago.
  • Gunslinger's Grace 2008/12/31 13:36:37
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Gunslinger's Grace
    +1
    It's actually worse for you than regular soda. Which is saying something...
  • Joyfromky 2008/12/31 05:29:13
    I think...
    Joyfromky
    +2
    neither are very good for u..I am diabetic so very, very seldom have a regular soda but if I do need the very occasional fizzy drink I do Coke (I used to drink them every day all day) which is my favorite... If I do a soda now it is a diet.... I do diet 7-up..but really and truly I seldom drink either..I prefer regular H2O or the flavored sweetened with Splenda.....
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2008/12/31 04:47:32
    I think...
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    I don't drink either...........just give seltzer water. I like the bubbly without the sweetness, ad of course, there are no calories in seltzer! Try it sometime............you might like. It is a great thirst quencher!
  • TexicanRGV - Noblesse Oblige 2008/12/31 04:31:37 (edited)
    I think...
    TexicanRGV - Noblesse Oblige
    +2
    Neither is all that healthy. The question should be more like "Which is less poisonous...?"



    healthy mor poisonous
  • Nehkeya 2008/12/31 00:36:43
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Nehkeya
    +2
    They are both bad for you , but I just can't do the aspartame. A good alternative to it is Stevia.
  • zcberry 2008/12/31 00:23:01
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    zcberry
    +1
    They are both the same, all that sugar, is not good for you.People think that it is healthy because it have 0 calories, WRONG!!! The best flavor drink you can have are natural drink with no sugar added, plus always i mean, always drink plenty of water. Then if you do your research you will find that artificial sugar are not good for you, they lead to cancer. drink sugar drink plenty water research artificial sugar lead cancer
  • Ptown27 2008/12/31 00:16:03
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Ptown27
    +1
    Diet sodas trade sugar for salt.

    I took a nutrition class in college, and we had to write down every single thing we put into our bodies for two weeks. Everyone that had soda, diet or regular had it circled in red with a note saying "empty calories"

    Everyone that drank Dr. Pepper had nothing. It apparently has 100% natural flavors and sugars which the body breaks down relatively easy compared to what you get from other soft drinks.
  • liemtenshi Ptown27 2009/01/01 15:26:38
    liemtenshi
    +1
    So Dr. Peper is better than any other soda?
    I don' t like the taste though.
    :(
  • Ptown27 liemtenshi 2009/01/01 17:44:35
    Ptown27
    +1
    Apparently. I have seen commercials lately claiming that 7up is now 100% natural so it might be included in that conversation now. Interesting that they are both Dr. Pepper products. :)
  • liemtenshi Ptown27 2009/01/02 18:23:44
    liemtenshi
    +1
    Maybe that's the way of their war against coke and pepsi products?
    Interesting about 7Up though. Never seen the commercial claiming that here.
  • Ptown27 liemtenshi 2009/01/02 22:03:43 (edited)
  • Britt: In Pixie Dust We Trust 2008/12/30 23:06:26
    No, Diet soda is not healthier than regular.
    Britt: In Pixie Dust We Trust
    +3
    It's all processed garbage with garbage ingredients. They are both awful for your health.
  • LdyLeo 2008/12/30 22:08:15
    Yes, Diet soda is healthier than regular soda.
    LdyLeo
    +2
    i Heard that s diet soda isn't all that healthy. It has alot of sugar in their drinks and u could gain weight from drinking too much diet soda.

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