Diet Coke in my refrigerator. I need a little time of mourning. And I have a headache.
I don't drink coffee, I don't drink tea, I don't drink regular pop (that's soda for the rest of you). But I love me some Diet Coke in a cold can- or in a glass over ice. Never in a plastic bottle. I will miss you, Diet Coke. I'm not buying any more pop, diet or otherwise, for the rest of the 90 Days of Change.
Ok, so I'm not buying into that "Diet Coke causes MS nonsense" you get in forwarded emails from people (just check Snopes). But apparently Aspartame- the sweetener in diet soda- gets broken down into methanol in your gut which is then converted into formaldehyde. Like the stuff they preserve dead things in. That can't be good for you unless you're Joan Rivers. Plus the phosphate in soda causes phosphate levels to rise in the blood and calcium to decrease- so it's bad for your bones. My habit is only one 12 ounce can a day- so that shouldn't be too hard, right?
So- will you join me and give up regular or diet pop (soda)?
(link to Simple Lives Thursday)