Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Say it ain't so . . .

What if aspartame really does cause cancer? I know people have been saying this for years . . . but the data seemed ambiguous. My attitude was always, "Nutra sweet might be bad for you, but we know sugar definitely is."

The Lowdown on Sweet? - New York Times

It seems that now my only options are to give up artificial sweeteners or acknowledge that I am willing ingesting carcinogens. (Hey, smokers do it every day, what's the big deal, right?)

I can't do it! How do I give up Diet Coke when sometimes it is the only thing that makes my life worth living???

2 comments:

the waiting line said...

it's just a marketing scandal. drink away.

ok, ok, maybe it's true. but like you said - smokers take a toke, so what's the big deal. do what you enjoy - life is full of risks, I say!

Thalia said...

I went cold turkey on Diet Coke. It was hard, but not impossible. Depends how much you want to do it.