I came across an ad for Diet Coke Plus today... "each 8 oz. serving provides 15 % of your RDI for niacin, B6 and B12, and 10% for zinc and magnesium". Really? You're going to reach for a Diet Coke for extra vitamins? Puleeze!
Not only is it absurd to think that you would grab a diet drink to obtain some vitamins, but do these diet beverage drinkers realize that the chemicals and artificial sweeteners in these drinks are robbing their bodies of nutrients? Not to mention all the other ills associated with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.
It is unfortunate that such a giant corporation can swing this type of marketing bunk and fool people into drinking this garbage. I guess they have determined that if they are poisoning you, they may as well do it slowly by throwing a few vitamins into the mix. (the slower they poison you, the longer they have you as a customer, after all)!
You may not know that I once almost lived on diet sodas. Oh yes. During my university days, I'd study with a 2-litre of diet whatever close at hand. Though I wasn't eating red meat at the time, I thought little about some of the other foods I was consuming. So I'd sit studying with my diet liquid-poison, and usually with some treats like tortillas and sour cream or ice cream, (okay, I still do the ice cream, but it's much healthier now)!
Now, if I had to choose, I'd drink a full-on white sugar soda before I'd drink a diet soda (not that I drink those either, but if I had to choose...).
If any of you out there drink diet beverages like diet coke or Crystal Light... or if you eat baked goods or other products sweetened with Splenda, etc, please stop. All you need to do is a little research about artificial sweeteners. There's no good news about them. And believe me, I drank enough to know that once you stop drinking diet sodas, you feel better for it - and don't want them ever again.