High-Carb, Sugary Soda vs. Carb-Free Diet Soda

Filed under: In The News — @ March 8, 2006

It’s almost laughable that there’s even a debate about which kind of soft drink is better for you: candy-in-a-can sugar soda pop or artificially-sweetened diet soft drinks?

A new study published in the March 2006 issue of the scientific journal Pediatrics shows that kids who have diet soda and other noncaloric drinks readily available and are encouraged to drink them are more than likely to lose weight and severely curtail their sugar beverage consumption.

Unfortunately, we also have studies like this one that claim diet sodas lead to weight gain.

bq. The argument is that while you take in less calories drinking diet soda than with sugary soda, you end up consuming MORE sugar to reward yourself for being good. Say who what? Plus, opponents of diet soda also point to the fact that while more people than ever are drinking it, the obesity rates are still on the rise. Is this BECAUSE of diet soda consumption, though? What else are these idiots eating or drinking on top of that diet soda? Hmmmm?

So which is healthier: regular or diet soda? Click here to read more about this and tell me your thoughts on this.


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