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    hey
    just wondering why diet coke is so bad for you.
    i was reading the nutritional info and for 100ml it has
    protein:0g
    carbohydrates:0g
    fats:0g
    of which saturates:0g
    calories:0.2kcal

    surely this amounts to nothing.i know it has e numbers and chemicals but this doesnt amount to that much does it.im talking of diet, rather than it being bad for your teeth for example
    im just curious.
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    Its not bad for you at all, unless you believe the stuff they say about aspartame.
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    its more to do with not knowing the effects of e numbers etc in the long term i think. artificial things in food tend to be considered bad for health.

    the caffeine is also bad for you if you drink too much, has effects on your metabolism

    im no expert though, this is just what i have gleamed from mckeith et al
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    Caffeine isn't bad for you, unless you consume excessive amounts for excessive periods of time.

    mckeith is a fruitcake.
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    Diet Coke isn't bad for you in moderation. Basically, it has no nutritional value, it rots your teeth (admittedly nothing like as bad as regular coke) and it contains something or other that actually makes you hungry (defeting the whole "diet" part).

    But compared to normal Coke, far far better and in moderation, no problem at all.
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    (Original post by x.narb.x)
    Caffeine isn't bad for you, unless you consume excessive amounts for excessive periods of time.

    mckeith is a fruitcake.
    thats why i said if you drink too much :rolleyes:

    yes, mckeith is a fruitcake. she wouldn't let you eat one though.
    she does talk some sense, but a lot of what she suggests is impractical
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    It's bad for your teeth. :/

    Apart from mine.
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    i :love: diet coke
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    Diet Coke isn't bad for you in moderation. Basically, it has no nutritional value, it rots your teeth (admittedly nothing like as bad as regular coke) and it contains something or other that actually makes you hungry (defeting the whole "diet" part).

    But compared to normal Coke, far far better and in moderation, no problem at all.
    That goes for practically every food/drink/edible substance on the planet (excluding of course things like drugs etc). Nothing is bad for you in moderation. And in Diet Coke the amount of aspartame/artificial stuff isn't so high that it would cause you much harm unless you drink it in excess.
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    theres the point that theres so much artificial stuff in everything we eat and drink that it could add up and be harmful. so cutting it down in any way might be beneficial
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    (Original post by starya)
    Nothing is bad for you in moderation.
    Except McDonalds!
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    Except McDonalds!
    Well not exactly. If you're fit and healthy otherwise a bit of McDonalds every now and then isn't going to do you much harm.
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    artificial sweetners, chemicals.. aspartame YUM!!

    in pretty much every other country aspartame is banned.... theres a damn good reason for that!
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    Aspartame is in everything, how can they ban it?
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    It's not bad for you in terms of nutrition information, just bad for your teeth and full of artificial ingredients.
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    (Original post by x.narb.x)
    Aspartame is in everything, how can they ban it?
    bull is it. It's added as a sweetner/preservative. look at ingredients labels i'm preddy damn sure that the only types of things you'll find it in are fizzy drinks, squash and all the other boll*cks products like that.
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    It is quite hard to avoid aspartame, its just a case of trying to avoid things that are artifically sweetened. Annoyingly you have to get the slightly more expensive things to do that.

    Its mostly in drinks though, very few foods that ive noticed.
    I did for a time try and avoid it to see if it had an effect on me, but it was fairly difficult.

    Anyone try banishing it from there diet completely?
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    (Original post by dan1982)
    It is quite hard to avoid aspartame, its just a case of trying to avoid things that are artifically sweetened. Annoyingly you have to get the slightly more expensive things to do that.

    Its mostly in drinks though, very few foods that ive noticed.
    I did for a time try and avoid it to see if it had an effect on me, but it was fairly difficult.

    Anyone try banishing it from there diet completely?
    yup i dont ever knowingly consume it. You do have to spend more money to get natural, quality foods but health is soo important.

    -i also tend to avoid as many sugary products and as much sugar as poss
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    Its a sweetener used in almost everything, everything that is produced and packaged contains it to some extent.

    What countrys is it banned in, out of interest?
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    (Original post by dan1982)
    It is quite hard to avoid aspartame, its just a case of trying to avoid things that are artifically sweetened. Annoyingly you have to get the slightly more expensive things to do that.

    Its mostly in drinks though, very few foods that ive noticed.
    I did for a time try and avoid it to see if it had an effect on me, but it was fairly difficult.

    Anyone try banishing it from there diet completely?
    Yep, it does bugger all.

    There is also no concrete evidence that it does anything nasty.
 
 
 
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