I just LOVE how the "health" industry is dancing all around the latest news that drinking diet soda causes a higher risk of stroke and heart attacks.
The hilarious part is how they're all acting like they don't know why this is. They know damn well it's the chemical laden artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas that put us at risk. But they're so busy telling us how SAFE the artificial sweeteners are that they can't very well come out and tell us the truth now, can they? Especially since so many people are diabetic and turning to MORE artificial sweetners.
There's a brand new one out on the market that's allegedly just as bad as all the others, and I can't recall the name at the moment.
Let's get real: the only "safe" sweetener is Stevia and the soda companies and food companies are trying really hard to make THAT unhealthy, too, by adding chemical garbage to it, all the while claiming it's pure.
So I've whittled myself down to one Diet Pepsi a day, sometimes I can go two and three days, but this is not even the most tempting time of the year for me. For me, it's the hott days of summer, when I finish cutting grass and all I want to do is come into the house, fill a glass full of ice and cold Diet Pepsi. Now I have to work on giving that up, too. Sigh.