Diet Coke And Diabetes

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Diet Coke

Diet Coke (called Coca-Cola Light in some countries) is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It contains artificial sweeteners. Unveiled on July 8, 1982[1] and introduced in the United States on August 9,[2] it was the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark. The product quickly overtook the company's existing diet cola, Tab, in sales. History[edit] When Tab was released in 1963, the Coca-Cola Company refused to release a diet soda with the Coca-Cola name, fearing that its flagship brand might suffer. Its rival Pepsi had no such qualms, and after the long-term success of its sugar-free Diet Pepsi (launched in 1964) became clear, Coca-Cola decided to launch a competing sugar-free brand under the Coca-Cola name, which could be marketed more easily than Tab. Diet Coke does not use a modified form of the Coca-Cola recipe, but instead an entirely different formula. The controversial New Coke, introduced in 1985, used a version of the Diet Coke recipe that contained high fructose corn syrup and had a slightly different balance of ingredients. In 2004, Coca-Cola introduced Coca-Cola C2, which it claims tastes much closer to Coca-Cola Continue reading >>

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  1. NietzscheLove

    [[First three paragraphs are my not-so-unique story, but hey, this is my maiden Reddit post. Questions in the last paragraph.]]
    I started on a keto diet in early February 2015 because one of the loveliest people in my life had had such profound success on the diet both physically (losing 100+ lbs) and mentally. I initially tried the diet to ween off my sugar addiction and diminish inflammation; the vanity aspect of finally seeing my obliques, and other "Wow, look at that tone!" moments, helped sustain me. Then I realized the greatest compelling reason: I seem to no longer suffer from anxiety issues. I'm happier than I've ever been. I'm energized to help and open up to people, to be unreserved in my compliments. In the workplace, I have never been more lucid in meetings--able to easily map points in my head and calmly mediate disagreements.
    On week 9 now, I have lost some 13 lbs (not great, but I was already in decent shape, save for a bit of gut) and have never had such positive mental energy in my life. I am amazed at how I have significantly diminished anxiety.
    I'm convinced this is due to GABA levels that increase as a result of ketosis--this idea seems so damn obvious. On days where I'm particularly "fat-focused" with my diet and eating fewer calories than normal, I have the "mild euphoria" described in the literature. It's like a minor high aided by half an Adderall. Mellow and focused.
    There seem to be plenty of anecdotes suggesting why keto plays a role in diminishing NOT JUST seizures in epileptics, but also mood disorders in general. When will the NIH produce a study on this? Or does anyone know literature coming close to proving a causal link? Would anyone want to tell their story with me through a blog-published article? Or can anyone direct me to such articles if they're already out there?

  2. doodlebug25

    Ya know, I am elated to read this post. Long-time sufferer of anxiety and depression here, and I'm only on day 4 of keto, but yesterday I woke up (so, that woulda been day 3) and it was the first day I didn't feel generalized anxiety first thing upon waking in well over a year, that can't be a coincidence, can it? I've been on an SSRI for 14 years now (mostly for the damn anxiety) and have tried tapering twice, both failed because the anxiety and depression and withdrawal symptoms just came on too fiercely (despite tapering very slowly over about 7-8 months) and I had to go back on. If keto is the solution to get me off my meds and diminish my anxiety, I'll happily shout it from the moon with you. Write blog posts. Do whatever it takes to get my story out there. I know it's too early in my keto journey to tell what's going to happen, but if I end up feeling anything like your experiences, I'm never going back to sugar and I'm telling the world.

  3. NietzscheLove

    I'm equally elated to read your response, doodlebug25. Good for you for experimenting for a solution, for braving this not-so-popular diet. The mental clarity and, for lack of a better term, joy that I've been able to tap, sustains this "practice" for me. Please be in touch.

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