My all-time favorite soda is Dr. Pepper.
23 flavors. Whoa. You know how I like variety! mmm, yum.
Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of drinking my calories. Every now and then I’d drink a real-deal DP, but I eventually assimilated myself to the diet, delicious version.
Now, I only really prefer the diet version…
And then December 2010 came around and I began to think about New Year’s resolutions. And I had battled with some illness. And they claim (among many other things) that diet soda can lead to cancer…
Well, my on Dec 31, 2010 I had my last soda.
Boo hoo. Boo who. [how do you think that’s supposed to be spelled?]
It is not July 1, so that makes 6 months soda-free. I’d love to say it’s been easy. And well, it is now. BUT! Sometimes I still crave that delish diet DP. At random times… Like walking down the street. Or… laying in bed. Random times. No big deal.
But, since I took the day off work today, I was able to catch one of my favorite shows – Live! With Regis & Kelly, and they talked about this article from the NY Post.
In a study done by the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, found that those who drink diet soda experience a 70% growth in waist circumfrance over a decade compared to those who don’t drink it. Yikes.
There’s more out there. I mean a lot. Lots of competing views and various findings. Conflicting findings, but interesting to read, nonetheless.
The NY Times did a story on how artificial sweeteners are linked to higher rates of lymphomas, leukemia, and other cancers.
You know, look it up, figure it out for yourself.
I still drink Crystal Light (Crystal Light Fizz review coming soon! They’re sending me samples!) and chew sugar-free gum.
I often bake with Splenda
Pick your battles, people!
Here’s a winning battle for ya:
No Sugar Added Raspberry Sauce (Kara’s original recipe)
- Cup orange juice, not from concentrate
- 1 1/2 C raspberries
- splash vanilla extract
- dash salt