Friday, February 29, 2008

If you want to claim Diet Coke ignorance, DO NOT READ THIS!


So this is the big one. If you are just not ready to hear it, stop reading. If you are not a pop drinker, good for you. You may be dismissed. However, if you are one of the millions ruining their bodies by the addiction to soda, more specifically diet drinks, read for your healths sake and follow directions! I have always said, and with conviction that I would sooner drink a beer than a diet coke. Most of you know you shouldn't be drinking soda but now you will know why. I will use scare tactics if I must. I cringe when I see someone with a diet drink. All soda is bad for the body, but diet is toxic. First let me explain regular soda - We all know that it is packed full of sugar. Each can has at least 7 -8 teaspoons of sugar. More importantly, constant drinking of soda will erode the lining in your stomach which is one of the most important ingredients for good health. Without the lining, you cannot absorb nutrients and cannot keep the bacteria out. The caffeine actually binds calcium and magnesium to the urine when it passes instead of absorbing them into the body where needed. And, of course, soda drinkers have the notorious "pop bellie" which extensive exercise still doesn't seem to dissolve the problem area. I am one to indulge on a good Dr. Pepper now and then, very sparingly, especially when I have a killer headache, but this is a special indulgent and won't kill anyone. The constant drinkers need to stop immediately. If you are a diet drinker, you must read this article. If you have not heard about the dangers of aspartame or refuse to believe it is a problem, start reading and start googling. You are killing yourself. Read the article, spread the news and change your habits today, if needs be. We need to take care of our families and that means taking care of ourselves so we can be our best. I am convinced that if the Word of Wisdom was written today, it would list soda and aspartame next to strong drinks .

Read this article here

Now is the time to change your lives, I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of living in a decayed body, subject to the mercy of others. I want to live everyday, to climb mountains, surf oceans and look great in a pair of jeans!

8 comments:

Tracey said...

Erlene Tilton's blog www.living-a-healthy-lifestyle.blogspot.com has information on diet sodas as well. It is the post on November 12, 2007.

cabrenchley said...

It was nice to meet you at the shower the other night. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge of such an important topic. You truly have inspired me to think before I eat. I have made some big changes lately and have seen immediate improvements in how I feel. THANK YOU! Also tell Molly to keep the organization tips coming. You guys are great. I love it all.

Tracey said...

Wow! I am done drinking my crystal light every day!!

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Megan said...

Yikes! It's weird...I never drank pop until I was 23 yrs old. I always drank water. Then I was introduced to Diet Coke in Dental Hygiene school...Mmmmmmmm delicious! Now I am 33 and have MS. I wonder if that contributed to my getting it. I don't drink it anymore...no pop! I only drink water. To all of you diet coke lovers...stop! caffeine has also been proven to inhibit calcium from binding to it's "binding sites" therefore leading to osteoporosis. Shari is right.....STOP NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Jill said...

I am glad my mom would never by soda pop. I never drank it growing up and I still never drink it. Maybe 2 rootbeers a year at a BBQ. You are doing a great service informing everyone on the dangers of diet soda. Keep up the good work.

tiffany knox said...

I am not a pop drinker, but I will be forwarding that article to some that are...

Sarah said...

I have always shared this view of diet sodas. When all my firends are ordering diet cokes, I say regular coke please. I am super scared of aspartame. It is especially dangerous when mixed with hot liquids (like coffee) and from what I understand, mixing it in a hot liquid changes the chemical make up and turns the phenylalanine into phenol alcohols, which for starters kill brain cells. My father used to drink his coffee with equal and diet cokes like crazy until he realized they would trigger blurred vision and headaches. great blog and keep spreading healthy tips!