I have been on a serious health kick lately concerning my food/beverage intake. Mainly cutting out refined sugars, and diet soda as well as caffeine and alcohol,… I used to have a major diet soda addiction 3-5 cans a day as well as borderline alcoholic tendencies, but for the last 2 months I have been able to avoid both of these, however, I crave carbonation quite often and wonder what would be better for me…a beer and the alcohol or a diet soda and the chemicals…before you suggest drinking a soda water of some sort don’t…I hate it I won’t drink it.
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There are SO many kinds of carbonated beverages now, there must be one that you can stomach. Even some fizzy water with flavoring in it? Or maybe you can create your own—say, take club soda and squeeze some fresh citrus fruit into it?
I’ve never heard of someone getting addicted to carbonation . . . Me, I hate it. I’m one of those people who shakes soda before I drink it.
There’s a drink called “clearly canadian” that is fruit flavored soda water. I DETEST soda water, but this stuff was really good.
As far as the carbonation, I completely understand. It’s hard to explain why, but I get a craving for some sort of carbonated drink and water, while good, just doesn’t cut it. that’s the main reason why I drink so much crap.
Dude, the beer wins, hands down. Like, was there ever even a doubt?
Really, though, I guess it would depend on what kind of beer you drink. If you drink Bud or Miller or some other mass produced swill, I’d say that the chemicals in it would be about as bad as the chemicals in diet soda. But if you’re drinking a small microbrew, chances are they’re using much fewer, and much higher quality, ingredients. The beer may have a lot of calories, and it obviously has alcohol, but I’d think it would be better for you than whatever is in Clear Diet Pepsi Free Lite. Hey, “beer is better for you”. I like it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Y’ever try mixing some soda water with juice? I do a half and half sorta thing with orange juice and plain soda water and it’s really good. You can also experiment - cranberry juice with lemon/lime flavored soda water (the unsweetened, just a hint of flavor kind), strawberry juice with orange soda water, etc.
Um, I’d say diet soda (Diet Dr. Pepper is the best, IMO) but that is mainly because beer is indescribably vile.
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If you are having a craving for either, that’s bad news. Stick with the water. The artificial sweetner in diet anything only makes you crave more sweets. You would be better off to just drink a regular drink as far as health-wise is concerned.
If you were borderline alcoholic, you won’t stop with one beer and I think you realize that. I’ve also never heard of anyone addicted to carbination.
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Buck, I wouldn’t worry about either if you are having them as a treat, or even regularly in moderation. If you suspect you may be an alcoholic though, it may be wise to stick with the soda, as one beer can lead to another…and another…and another. I know.