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Old 08-17-2017, 15:40   #11
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Also read that colas are highly acidic and can push you on your way to osteoporosis.
It's not just colas. All carbonated beverages contain phosphorus (phosphoric acid) which I read contributes to osteoporosis. (I forget now what exactly it does but will look it up again.)

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After a search I found, among many, these two sites. Lots of “may be” and “appears” frequent references to “studies’. Bottom line…. There’s no proof that carbonated beverages inhibit absorption of calcium to the extent of bone loss (which is what is considered the underlying issue) but could be logical inference given the nature of phosphoric acid Also, they all seem to recommend cutting back on caffeine (another probable calcium absorption inhibitor), which would, of course, include colas (and coffee for that matter).

http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/fe...osteoporosis#2

http://www.osteoporosis.ca/wp-conten...PING-FINAL.pdf

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Right now I am just more focused on eliminating some of my artificial sweeteners.

Next I will focus on getting rid of carbonation.

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I drink diet sodas from time to time. I don't buy them often. My favorites are Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and Big Red Zero. I don't drink enough of them to be concerned.

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No, could never stand them. I have cut back from 5 or 6 pepsi's a day to allowing myself 1. . One lasts me 2 or three days. I will eventually quit all together.

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It's not just colas. All carbonated beverages contain phosphorus (phosphoric acid) which I read contributes to osteoporosis. (I forget now what exactly it does but will look it up again.)

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After a search I found, among many, these two sites. Lots of “may be” and “appears” frequent references to “studies’. Bottom line…. There’s no proof that carbonated beverages inhibit absorption of calcium to the extent of bone loss (which is what is considered the underlying issue) but could be logical inference given the nature of phosphoric acid Also, they all seem to recommend cutting back on caffeine (another probable calcium absorption inhibitor), which would, of course, include colas (and coffee for that matter).

Osteoporosis & Sodas (Soft Drinks): Phosphoric Acid and Other Causes

http://www.osteoporosis.ca/wp-conten...PING-FINAL.pdf

My understanding (from reading Dr. Bernstein) is that root beer and, in general, non-brown sodas (7-Up, Mountain Dew) are made with citric acid, rather than phosphoric acid, and don't carry the same risk, however great that is.

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I don't use anything with artificial sweeteners. Occasionally drink plain seltzer.

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Never drink it now; did sometimes in the distant past if I could find a particular brand of cherry-chocolate because it didn't have the offputting aftertast that all the others did. Diet soda tastes like chemicals to me, though some admittedly are better than others. I've known too many individuals who are/were diabetic who drank huge quantities of it regularly, are either deceased from liver failure, heart disease or stroke. Also have seen several struggle with weight who after years of high comsumption now have dementia. I had a long career in nursing and really feel diet soda is hazardous to one's health based on so many specific people's histories that I witnessed first hand. (If your body doesn't recognize something you consumed as being food it stores it in your body fat. When I do get the occasional yen for a soda, I just opt for the one with plain old sugar.

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only as a mixer. I make decaf iced tea (I do add stevia). I pour it over ice. I add an inch or two of diet ginger ale.

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I used to drink a lot of Diet Coke; I have trained myself to enjoy sparkling mineral water.

Recently I bought a Sodastream and now just make my own sparkling water, saving lots of money and mountains of plastic bottles.

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I only drink diet soda when we make monthly pilgrimage to InNOut burger with my kids. It's our monthly vice. Otherwise I drink a ton of crystal gyser flavored carbonated water, which is am absolutely addicted to.

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