DIET CAFFEINE FREE SODA

KE5ICS
By KE5ICS Latest Reply 2012-03-05 20:49:58 -0600
Started 2012-02-27 13:41:23 -0600

I have type 1 diabetes which is under control and high blood pressure that I am on a winning mission to get under control. I have recently realized that the caffeinated soda whether it is diet or not has a pretty good effect on my blood pressure. I have since in the last three months or so stopped the consumption of caffeinated beverages, can anyone tell me if diet non-caffeinated and or decaffeinated tea still effect me in a negative way?


5 replies

draco59
draco59 2012-03-05 20:49:58 -0600 Report

As far as I now, caffeine free tea doesn’t give me any problems but, I don’t know about the coffee. But everyone reacts different. So you have to just try, and see what happen.
Good luck and keep me posted
Brian

cpa3485
cpa3485 2012-02-29 20:39:18 -0600 Report

It's just my opinion, but I always considered diet sodas to be like "better living through chemistry". There's a lot of strange ingredients. Since I developed heart issues, I find I don't tolerate caffeine very well at all and have virtually cut it out of my diet entirely. It just makes me jittery and uncomfortable. I now drink some herbal tea at the office, but at meals and other times I drink just plain water. I admit to the occasional partaking of root beer, but mostly I now drink just water.

KE5ICS
KE5ICS 2012-02-29 23:17:31 -0600 Report

I commend you on that choice. I have cut out the caffeine as much as possible and since my decision it has been going alright, finding alternatives is not as hard as it once was now that I am paying much more attention. Roll on my friend roll on.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-28 00:34:40 -0600 Report

ke5sics,

It's the caffeine you have to watch out for regardless if it is in a diet product or not. There have been a few studies that suggest diet soda is as bad as regular soda

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/147-is-diet-soda-linked-to-heart-stroke-risk

but others feel it is not the soda itself but the other health habits of typical soda drinkers whether they drink diet or not.

HH