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Old 08-09-2015, 11:42 AM
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Diet Soda / pop / cola can be bad for the digestive system, especially if it has Aspertame in it, and / or you have a digestive disease (i.e. Diverticulitus, cancer, etc).
My DH's surgeon said no "soda" of any kind, he took that to many for weeks after the surgery. Then the surgeon eased up, and told him regular soda is best if he "has" to have it, and to make certain it is made with either Natural sugar or Splenda...he prefered DH have the natural sugar, but finding natural sugar in diet soda (which is relatively okay for Diebetics) is near impossible. However, Coke Zero he likes, and Diet Coke has Splenda in it which he drinks only when he can't find the Coke Zero in the store (or it is not on sale). He also limits his Soda intake (even before the surgery), adn YES, soda should be served cold. My MIL was a Registered Nurse and had all the details as to why cold is better than warm, but even DH's G.P. and Surgeon says cold is better if you "must" drink it. Personally I like Diet Dr. Pepper, and have one very seldomly.
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