Wednesday, November 04, 2009
For years people have been saying that sodas (pop, Coca-Cola, etc.) are bad for me. I switched to diet soda back in 1989, was it? But for years they have been saying even that is bad fo me. Recently it has filtered into my brain just what they are saying about carbonation... and you can find some of the links around SparkPeople that support this, but right now I'm short on time and can't come up with one. I may come back and add one in later.
Still, what I read about the carbonation (which is the thing I drink it for) is that it interferes with calcium in the blood, and can interfere with your body's use of it. I had read this before, discounted it, and continued to drink my diet soft drinks.
So, now, reading it again, post-parathyroid surgery, knowing I have bone loss issues... dang, I can't tell myself "ignore it" any more. I am going to have to make a concerted effort to give it up.
Wish me luck. I tried this nearly two years ago: reduce the number of diet sodas I drink in a day. It didn't work. I go through three or four cans a day. Wait, that is down from the old five to six. Maybe it worked a little. But I need to do better, for my health.