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9,691 3/15/13 10:47 A
Coke Zero's fine. There's differing opinions on artificial sweeteners, ranging from "completely harmless" to "omg it's going to kill you."
I'm of the opinion that it's fine in moderation. There's no evidence that a diet soda now and again is going to kill you, and as long as you're not drinking that ALL day, every day, it's not going to hurt you.
With that said, it has NO nutritional value, and water is still your primary focus. Brush your teeth after drinking it, because it's acidic and can damage your teeth (like any soda.)
Other options for caffeine:
Tea Coffee (I use stevia to sweeten both) Dark Chocolate (practically a health food!)
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Fitness Minutes: (4,362)
3/14/13 11:55 P
Hot cocoa has calories!!!
If I had to chose, I would chose the diet coke. I know it's not the "healthiest" option (and water is better), but those liquid calories add up fast.
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Fitness Minutes: (12,497)
3/14/13 11:50 P
There's a lot of different opinions on diet sodas and I've never really looked into if they're really bad for you or if they're okay occasionally or whatever.
But some other caffeinated beverages include coffee, tea, and yerba mate. I like yerba mate the best of those. The caffeine seems to affect me slower instead of all at once like it does with an energy drink. There's also caffeine pills, but those never really worked for me and it seems like there's more potential for overdose with them.
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9 3/14/13 11:43 P
What are some Caffeine drinks I can drink besides Hot Cocoa? Before I found the caffeine drink I drink now when I need caffeine is Cherry Coke Cola Zero, Is that okay to drink? I normally just drink 2 cans a day
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