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Old 12-04-2012, 07:36   #11
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I have high blood pressure. Up to about 6 months after diagnosis I was not drinking any kind of soft drink. My blood pressure had gone back to normal. Unfortunately, I began drinking diet soft drinks about 7 months after diagnosis and subsequently my blood pressured went back to high numbers. The high sodium in soft drinks
can wreck havoc on someone who is already suffering with high blood pressure. It was not a good choice for me.

I am not sure about your reference to weight gain since I do not have that problem.

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I'm certainly not arguing with your results, or that diet soda is good for you, but most diet soda (at least those I drink) are not high sodium. Diet Mountain Dew, for example, has 35mg per 8 ounces, which qualifies it as a "very low sodium" product.

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I started drinking diet sodas a few weeks after diagnosis (1 a day at most). I tried the stevia all natural ones first but they were a poor substitute for real coke (not diet). About a month later I got to were I couldnt tell if diet coke was diet. But I kept buying the more natural brands anyway. Now I prefer the natural (more expensive) stevia and erythritrol sweetned sodas. I acctually like the aftertaste now, the standard diet drinks have a chemical taste to them that I don't like. Its not the sweetner taste, its something else almost salty and metalic, I only started to notice it about a month ago. Its wierd how my taste keep changing in this area.

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I also don't worry about eliminating diet pop, although I do prefer the Nestea Splenda-sweetened powder you can buy in the 6-pack. So good!

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I drink mostly water, ice tea, black and green, but the occasional A&W diet root beer is a nice diversion.

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