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  •  It sounds like you do, though (4+ / 0-)

    Any food can provide some nutrition.  There's not one single food you can name that lacks all nutritional value.

    Diet Pepsi, for instance, does contain caffeine, potassium, and phosphorus in sufficient quantities to be nutritionally useful. Phosphorus is necessary for digesting carbohydrates and fats, the production of ATP for storing energy, works with the B vitamins for nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regular heartbeat, and the functioning of the kidneys.  Potassium helps build muscle, control the electrical activity of the heart, controls the acid base balance of the body, and helps digest and use carbohydrates.  The phosphorus counteracts the deleterious effect potassium can have on the kidneys. Caffeine provides short term relief of fatigue, increases mental alertness, can short circuit a mild asthma attack, assist with those who had ADD, and regulate blood pressure for those with low blood pressure.

    Nutritionally, Diet Pepsi can plug some of the nutritional gaps left in a diet restricted due to income.

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    by Noddy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:47:56 AM PDT

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    •  Now there's a new one! (4+ / 0-)
      Nutritionally, Diet Pepsi can plug some of the nutritional gaps left in a diet restricted due to income.

      Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

      by Mark Mywurtz on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:02:16 AM PDT

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      •  I know, (4+ / 0-)

        when Diet Pepsi can plug a nutritional gap in a diet, it's a sad, sad world.  Diet Pepsi should be drunk for pleasure.

        But when people come out and say food stamps should only be used for nutritional foods, well, I can turn any item purchasable by food stamps into something that has nutritional value, and justify its purchase. I shouldn't have to, but I can.

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        by Noddy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:18:14 AM PDT

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        •  I'm pretty sure (2+ / 0-)
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          if we're talking strictly nutrition, that I can find something with far more value than Pepsi for the same money.  

          I'm not wading any farther into this, ahem, food fight, but I think you're on a pretty skinny limb claiming that Pepsi has nutritional value and could/should be used to fill nutritional needs when there clearly are better options for the same amount of money.  

          Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

          by Mark Mywurtz on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:27:21 AM PDT

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          •  You miss the whole point (3+ / 0-)
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            We're not talking strictly nutrition, we're talking Food Police, and justifying purchases that make people feel better.  

            If we have to come up with nutritional information to make the Food Police back off, then I can - and will -  certainly do that.

            This isn't about "better options", sometimes, it's about "only". And sometimes, it's about mental health far more than physical health.

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            by Noddy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:47:08 AM PDT

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            •  Sometimes I read these comments (2+ / 0-)
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              And look at what is in store for the future regarding the economy. And hope for the schadenfreude of knowing these people will understand food monotony then.

              See how much they enjoy having rice for fifty meals in one month. Some raisins in the beginning but just plan rice for the majority of the month. And see how loud they get about soda then.

              "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

              by Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 04:03:14 AM PDT

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