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Dave Polaschek

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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2005, 11:51:43 pm »

There's a percentage (about 1 in 5, if I'm remembering correctly) of people who have bad reactions to aspartame. It's not all that different checmically from one o' them neurotransmitters that most brains want to use, and in some cases, it confuses the brain.

My experience is that aspartame is good for exactly one thing, and that's an instant migraine. I sure miss saccharine and cyclamates.
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2005, 08:57:52 am »

Lightning:  I knew a guy once who worked for the Pespi company.  He said the aspartame mixture does separate pretty easily, and it does have a characteristic taste (probably due to the sugar alcohols separating).  So you weren't going crazy--it really does happen.

'Course, since diet sodas are my personal addiction, I still drink them.  Sigh.  Maybe now that I'm addicted to TCF I can withdraw from the diet sodas. . . .

PL
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2005, 10:51:16 am »

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You know, all organic and hands-on-hips, "I ain't gonna eat that processed food shite, ya hear!"

 I call that being "granola."   :laugh: 

I've taken to using stevia extract in my iced tea or coffee.  It tastes a lot better than the stevia powder and it's easier to get just enough to sweeten your drink.  We've even gotten out kids away from wanting koolaid to drink.  I buy a LOT less sugar now.

On the subject of those nasty hydrogenated oils, I've switched to a product called Smart Balance.  They make a buttery spread, shortening, and other products that don't have hydrogenated oils in them and have a healthier blend of oils in them.  I still try not to overdo using them, however. 
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2005, 09:10:21 pm »

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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2005, 12:36:14 pm »

I went to Whole Foods yesterday to get some organic stuff to can today. I tried some organic cola and root beer. The cola was all right, but the root beer was excellent!! Plus it was made from pure cane sugar and had none of the other garbage that comes in “normal” Coke.
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2005, 06:06:32 pm »

I stopped drinking pop about two years ago beacuse I didn't like the way it made me feel.  It's too bubbly.  I like slightly fizzy homemade wine though.  That stuff is really good, nothing like pop at all
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2005, 02:34:46 pm »

I stopped drinking pop about two years ago beacuse I didn't like the way it made me feel. It's too bubbly. I like slightly fizzy homemade wine though. That stuff is really good, nothing like pop at all
Artificial carbonation can't be good for you... the other day my dad and I went out for dinner and he let me have a drink of his beer (I'm only 20... shh :ph34r:); it feels completely different than our homebrew. The artificial stuff tastes sharp and acidic on my tongue and makes my stomach feel like a balloon... bottle conditioned beer is a lot smoother.

I dunno if it's the same with homemade soda.
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Re: Preaching to the choir - Ditch the sody pop!
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2005, 02:47:23 pm »

I stopped drinking pop about two years ago beacuse I didn't like the way it made me feel. It's too bubbly. I like slightly fizzy homemade wine though. That stuff is really good, nothing like pop at all
Artificial carbonation can't be good for you... the other day my dad and I went out for dinner and he let me have a drink of his beer (I'm only 20... shh :ph34r:); it feels completely different than our homebrew. The artificial stuff tastes sharp and acidic on my tongue and makes my stomach feel like a balloon... bottle conditioned beer is a lot smoother.

I dunno if it's the same with homemade soda.

I've overprimed my homebrew and gotten some really fizzy results (nearly exploded bottles). I generally short my corn sugar prime because I prefer light carbonation. Of course, I add extra baking soda to my pancake recipes because I like the batter to shoot upward like a dandelion when it hits the hot griddle. ^_^

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