Diet Soda vs Fruit Juice

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  1. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    Ok, so I searched, and I really can't find an answer.

    Other than the caffine in the soda, what is the benefit of drinking Fruit Juices over having a Diet Soda.

    The juices have calories like 110 or so, and the diet soda has 0. So, in everything I have read here and following the calories in must be lower than calories out thinking. It would seem that diet soda is a better choice.
     
  2. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

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    Well, what's your goal?

    In general, fruit > fruit juice. Both have calories so you have to work them into your diet for the day. I rarely ever drink fruit juice- for that many calories I'll eat the whole fruit, with the fiber it comes with and the extra satiety.

    Diet soda=no calories so that's an obvious answer if you're going at it just from the caloric viewpoint.
     
  3. KNEEGROWPLZ

    KNEEGROWPLZ GIVE US THIS DAY

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    nigga wtf is juice :cool:
     
  4. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    most juice is all corn syrup and water, it's not juice. Besides that fact, juice is just as bad as regular soda as far as sugar and calories, both are no noes if you're cutting.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I agree.
     
  6. Phantom Empress

    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    :werd:

    If you are watchuing your sodium, then the diet soda would be not so great (it's not much, but for someone really counting, it matters).

    I'll drink diet soda before i have sugar loaded juice any day of the week.
     
  7. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    Diet soda usually has caffeine which acts as a diuretic, so it will dehydrate you.

    Also, beware the acidic condition soda of any kind can create in your mouth... I just had a couple fillings done :wtc:
     
  8. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i drink a minimum of 2 liters of diet a day and a lot of the time 4 liters a day and i've only had 1 cavity my entire life.
     
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    Yuck.
     
  10. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    That... is a lot of diet soda.
     
  11. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :drool:
     
  12. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :werd: i've already downed over a liter and it's only 9:45 am
     
  13. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    look at the nutritional breakdown, fruit juice is basically soda.

    if you really like fruit, buy fresh stuff and blend it together. i'd mix up a couple of oranges, blackberries, blueberries, a banana, and ice and have that as breakfast or desert a couple fo times a week during summer.
     
  14. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    :wtf:

    what do you have against water? :squintd:
     
  15. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    since i started taking creatine a few weeks ago i drink at least a gallon of water each day in addition to all the pop i drink
     
  16. Elfling

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    Actually, the whole "coffee and soda dehydrates you" bit has been proven untrue. The amount of caffeine in them is balanced out by the fluid.
     
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    thats unhealthy
     
  18. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I would rather drink fruit juice, but I make sure to get the 100% juice instead of the cocktails. I just don't like diet soda.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i don't know (or care) about the amount of caffein in diet soda. any way you slice it, 2 litre's of that stuff a day cannot be good for you.
     
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    neither... i drink water 95% of the time...
     
  21. Elfling

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    Was I fucking talking about that?
     
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    Green Tea while i'm at work

    Water the rest of the day
     
  23. Bigunitsnake

    Bigunitsnake Nope

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    What about that Fuse stuff or what ever its called that shit has like 10 calories per bottle :run:
     
  24. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    only problem with green tea is it stains your teef :hs:
     
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    Bigunitsnake Nope

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    so does eating dookie but it still taste good to me
     
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