Ginger ale is a soda, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have it once in a while. Studies have shown all sorts of problems with diet sodas, and I don't think that there is a nutritionist out there would tell a client to drink it, even occasionally, but regular soda, particularly non-colas, have far fewer issues. The real issue with soda is, of course, calories. If you want to drink it, you are consuming 120-140 calories worth of sugar water, and those are calories you could be spending on something with nutritional content. However, if you are sick, and not really eating much of anything, and ginger ale sounds appealing, then go ahead and drink it. It's hydrating you, giving you some sugar, and not harming you.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
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