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  •  Noooo! Not Carbonated Drinks! (3+ / 0-)
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    martini, 4Freedom, Ginny in CO

    That hurts!  My favorites are the flavored seltzers - carbonated water + natural flavor, no sugar or sweetener.  I've been trying to avoid any foods with added sugar and I know from common sense that lots of artificial sweetener consumption can't be a good thing.  ...but now carbonation in my Polar seltzer?  Say it ain't so!  

    •  Well I checked, there is new info. (0+ / 0-)

      Somewhat shorter version of the answer that just flew into cyberspace. Ah, the fun and confusion of nutrition science and research.

      Probably ok to drink 1 - 2 servings of carbonated beverage per day using seltzers.

      Issues with the bone density concept. The bones really need to be considered as the body's mineral storage system. The matrix is constantly being broken down during the day for specific minerals and rebuilt at night. Referred to a remodeling.

      Minerals present in bones are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, silica, iron, zinc, selenium, boron, phosphorus, sulfur, chromium, and dozens of others. In order for bones to absorb the minerals, vitamin D must be present in the diet.
      Did you get and dozens of others? Think mineral storage system.

      Medical science has known for years that milk does a human body more harm than good. I have a love/hate feeling toward dairy farmers and the American Dairy Association. I loves me my cheeses and greek yoghurt. :(

      Ask your doctor if you are taking drugs to prevent or reverse osteoporosis and haven't been told about this.

      My best general guidelines for diet, after making sure you are getting enough water.

      -Variety ~ 30 different foods per day.
      -Color, the more and deeper the better.
      -Plant based, whole food. The key here is that the body should be able to use the food with minimal processing. If it has to be ground, cooked in a lot of water, or some other unnatural interference for the body to be able to utilize it, there may be things like glutens, or more specifically lectins, that can give you one of the 'diseases of civilization' (like milk from other creatures, showed up after agriculture changed the human diet). If it can be used with minimal processing, go ahead and process to your taste - that is not likely to make it dangerous.

      If you do that, you will also get the amount of fiber your body needs and does all sorts of healthy modifications to the food we put into our gut. It also has lots of natural enzymes and probiotics that the gut needs - enzymes that our body otherwise has to make.

      Don't forget the astronaut's problem. No diet will make up for life without weight bearing exercise. The minerals don't get deposited. Intense bicyclers really have a problem with this.

      In looking for info to keep up with stuff in a semi sane way. Don't forget your tax dollar ROI NCCAM site at NIH

      Overall reporting wise, I think Jack Challem does a very good job of integrating new info with current studies, plus historical zigs and zags in nutrition research.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 05:57:26 PM PDT

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