Anything you eat or drink to excess can be bad for you, even if that food or drink is otherwise healthy. That is sort of a "well, duh" kind of thing, isn't it? A small glass of soda with sugar now an then is probably OK. Forty or sixty ounces daily is probably not a good idea. The same is probably true of green tea.
I am a believer in eating real, whole foods when possible, rather than artifical sweeteners, dyes, subtitutes, replacements, etc., and a follower of the principle of "all things in moderation", the philosophy of the great Julia Child. She lived to be just a few days short of age 92, and was active to very near the end of her life.
So far it is working for me. I'm losing weight, and my blood pressure, cholesteral numbers, blood sugar, etc., are all in the healthy range. I try not to be fanatical about anything. Makes me happier, too.
BTW, if you eat or drink something sugary (even natural fruit sugar), and are concerned about tooth decay, brush your teeth after.
- 4/18/2009 3:39:06 PM