ok, I'll admit it....I was slightly addicted to Diet Coke
I just quit cold turkey a few weeks ago while on vacation
(and feeling icky from eating on the go, not enough water, etc...)
I was meandering around the bookstore and picked up
Paltrow's It's All Good
which led me to other books....
Dr. Mercola's Sweet Deception
and through Amazon
take a minute to view this YouTube video from Dr. Mercola...
good news, however, Stevia is an option....
read the article HERE from Dr. Mercola
If you've read anything by Michael Pollan,
such as The Omnivore's Dilemma,
you can draw the parallel between the artificial sweetener industry
and the corn industry (ie: high fructose corn syrup, etc...)
I personally had been suffering from headaches, and
although I did know artificial sweeteners were not good for me...
I continued to guzzle the stuff in diet drinks....
Now it's water, organic cane sugar if totally necessary in tea
(we CAN live without the sweet stuff, eh?), and once in
a while stevia with a cappuccino
good to know :)