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ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,689
3/24/13 8:32 P

I don't think any of those drinks are bad, they keep me from having something like a milkshake or juice. We should be thankful we have so many choices, point of fact. Reality tells us, it isn't your drinks, it's too many food calories, don't blame it on the drink.

ANARIE Posts: 13,184
3/24/13 7:54 P

Soda actually DOESN'T typically contain sodium. Read your labels; it generally only has what's naturally in the water. Most people's well water contains more. Diet colas (and regular colas) do contain acids that are bad for the enamel on your teeth, but fruit-flavored drinks don't have that effect. Diet drinks don't have any apparent benefits, but they're not particularly bad for your body, just your budget.

Coffee and tea both have antioxidants, and coffee has been associated with a LOWER risk of liver cancer, Parkinson's, and maybe Alzheimer's. The association isn't strong enough to recommend that people start drinking it if they don't already, but it certainly takes coffee out of the "bad for you" category. Tea is actually a healthy food, too, especially for people who don't get enough antioxidants from fruit and veggies.

Where I live, I'd have to say water is the worst! I'm in an area with horribly hard water, and rates of kidney stones are really high. (Although I'm not 100% sure that it's because of the water itself; it could be that people just don't drink enough because it tastes bad.)

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3/24/13 7:47 P

Diet soda. It's not even the chemicals, the stuff just tastes nasty!

ZIGFISH Posts: 1,459
3/24/13 5:56 P

Diet soda is the worst for me one because of the chemicals. Secondly it is a trigger. Once I drink diet soda or have any artificial sugar it increases my appetite for food that is high in calories and processed.

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3/24/13 4:41 P

State why you believe one of these drinks is worst and tell us why!

I think diet soda is worst because it typically contains sodium and artificial sweeteners which can have negative effects on your health especially when you consume it in larger quantities!

I think coffee is second worse because I believe it can be habit forming due to the dependence you get from needing the caffeine boost. Personally I had noticeable side affects which is hard to explain!

Besides, both coffee and soda deplete a portion (a bigger portion depending on how much me and my family consume) my budget on something I really don't need!

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