The New York Times released an article about how metabolic syndrome is tied to diet soda.
We don’t drink much soda in our house, not that I have anything against it, really. I was just never much of a soda drinker. (Well, besides something called Wink. Do you remember Wink? That’s what given from time to time when we were kids.) TobyJoe and I try and avoid high fructose corn syrup entirely, so until we can easily get Coke made with actual sugarcane, I don’t think we’re going to become a family of soda drinkers. (Seriously? Why can’t we have soda with actual sugar in it? Why the need for all the high fructose corn syrup?)
We don’t drink diet soda either. I’ve always been a little wary of the fake stuff, which is why I never really developed an attraction for diet soda. I did have an affair with Splenda once. That lasted for a few months before I realized that it left a terrible aftertaste. Plus, when I found out how it works I got a little freaked out. (Also, having discovered that “sugar alcohol” is also some chemistry weirdness, we stopped buying South Beach bars as well. No more of that stuff. I’ll be fat if I have to be, thank you.)
I’m curious to hear what others think about this. Why do you think this is happening? Are you going to give up your diet cola? Do you care at all? If you were pregnant, would you avoid fake sugars entirely? Did you? Are you going to go grab a Diet Dr. Pepper right now?
While we’re talking sugar, do you give your little ones juice?
Testing, testing, is this thing on?