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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @01:33AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @01:33AM (#1213049)

    I drink one or two 16 ounce bottles of regular Dr. Pepper a month. Otherwise, just water. Chemicals aren't good for you. I wish I could get it without caffeine, but ever since the pandemic, your choice is caffeine or aspartame, you have to take one or the other.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @06:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16 2022, @06:38PM (#1213187)

    Chemicals aren't good for you.

    An extremely broad and incorrect statement, considering water is a chemical.

    Even if you mean drugs, or synthetic drugs, it's not necessarily true.

    Caffeine can have beneficial long-term effects and is generally recognized as safe.

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday January 19 2022, @04:26PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 19 2022, @04:26PM (#1213866) Journal

    Chemicals aren't good for you.

    I started drinking Diet Coke in 1984 when it first appeared. It tasted weird, but after one weak I was accustomed to it.

    There was a lot of controversy about aspartame back then. Some said that it might cause brain damage. No long term studies had been done. If it were true, you wouldn't know about the brain damage for maybe twenty years.

    Here we are now 38 years later. I'm still drinking Diet Coke. I am not aware of any brain damage. 🤯 If there were any brain damage, lawyers could argue whether it was caused by Diet Coke or by programming in Java.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:57PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:57PM (#1219295) Journal

    Yeah, I'm rather in your camp now. We got a soda stream and make our own natural sodas. Ginger ale is a favorite, but sumac soda takes top marks. Sumac [duckduckgo.com] is that purple spike that grows on trees in the American midwest and northeast and ripens in August. You snap the spikes off the tree, rinse it, and put it in a big jar of water to brew up like sun tea. Put enough spikes in and brew long enough until the water is a dark red. Then pour off through a filter and sweeten it to taste. It's high in vitamin C and tastes like raspberry lemonade. If you cool it and run it through the soda stream to carbonate it, it's better than any soft drink you can buy on the market.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 10 2022, @08:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 10 2022, @08:10AM (#1220151)

    Chemicals aren't good for you.

    Surprise, mother fucker, everything that you eat is chemical, even when synthesized by bioreactors on 4 feet that moo or oinks.