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March 30, 2007

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March 30, 2007 Issue #47


1) A Healthy Soft Drink?
2) Healthy Products and Services

A Healthy Soft Drink?

That's what the Coca Cola Company wants you to believe about their new product, Diet Coke Plus, scheduled to hit the market in April.

But, don't bet on it!

They didn't remove any harmful ingredients. It still contains aspartame, but now with acesulfame-K, another harmful artificial sweetener.

Diet Coke Plus adds 25% of the RDA of niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, and 15% of the RDA of magnesium and zinc.

The fact is, adding a few vitamins and minerals to an unhealthy product still gives you an unhealthy product. There's no way around it.

And did you know that your body needs all the vitamins and minerals in the proper balance? Adding nutrients that are out of balance with what your body needs can create an even greater imbalance. Just adding a few token nutrients to Diet Coke will do nothing to improve your health or to increase the nutritional value of the product.

So, what is a healthy substitute for soft drink lovers?

If you just have have to have that soda fizz, why not try sparkling water or soda water with a bit of your favorite real fruit juice for flavor. Granted, it's not as good as water or a healthy herbal tea, but it's a far better choice than Diet Coke Plus. As far as getting those necessary nutrients, the best way is through eating healthy food and taking nutritional supplements specifically designed to meet your personal nutritional needs.

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If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

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Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
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