Why drink water when there's Coke Zero?

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  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something? If Coke Zero has 1 calorie and no sugar, why not just drink it all the time?

    It tastes nicer than water. But what's the downside?
     
  2. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    downside? all the crap that's in it! have you read the ingredients??????
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    All the friggin chemicals in it eh? :rolleyes:

    Oh, and $$ :D
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    No. It does not taste better than water.
     
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    Why drink if you are going to pee it anyway?

    Why water if you can have beer?
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I'm entirely convinced that this generation is going to see MASSIVE amounts of cancer with the amount of artificial things we consume without looking into the long term effects. I stay away from any "sugar free" and "0 carbs" products as I can, because most of the time whats replacing them can be far worse for you.

    Just eat right/better people, don't rely on marketing to make you healthy.
     
  8. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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  9. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what those ingedients are! I just know that it has similar fat/sugar/salt/calorie content to water - that's all I really understand.

    In my opinion it tastes tonnes better than water.
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    And thats why businesses love customers like you.
     
  11. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    http://www.thezeromovement.org/coke_zero_ingredients.html


    I'm assuming you're from the US.... THIS is what's wrong with this country. There's so much crap in our "food" that people are ignorant about.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    B-b-but the commercials says its healthy for you! :eek:

    I agree entirely.
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    But you're OK with just drinking vast quantities of the stuff?

    Think a decade or more down the line when they have to hook you up to a dialisis machine…do you know how much sodium (aka salt) goes through your system when you drink this crap?

    Stick to water. Cheaper and better for you.

    Good luck.
     
  14. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I'm from England.

    Well, I've given up alcohol so I'm looking for something 'interesting' to drink with my dinner. As I can't have wine then I was looking at Coke Zero.

    By the way, when I compared it to water, I wasn't suggesting I'm going to drink litres of the stuff everyday...
     
  15. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    exactly. have you seen ads for things?

    http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/eat.html

    like.... look at mcdonalds site. hahah
     
  16. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    having one a day or so is probably not that bad for you (I'm still not going to do it). But replacing your whole water intake with this stuff is just asking for trouble.
     
  17. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Just drink the real sugar ones, the "diet" ones are worse for you than the sugar ones
     
  18. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Why not water (or soda water) with a splash of lemon or lime juice? That'll wake you up every time and offer a bit of tangy flavour that breaks up the monotony of straight water. :)
     
  19. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    What could possibly be more interesting than water? Want some interesting facts about water?

    1) You can't live without it
    2) In its pure form (pure H2O) it is poisonous

    That's all I got... :p

    In all seriousness, your body will thank you if you just stick to water...

    Which is also good for your kidneys...
     
  20. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, and if you can go to Mexico and get the real sugar kind, even better. (not this hi fructose corn syrup crap)
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Saccharin or sugar for me.

    Still I'd rather drink plain water to avoid all the acid in soft drinks.
     
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    Does Coke Zero have 1 calorie in England? 'Cuz here in North America it has zero calories, hence the name!
     
  23. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    is this seriously turning into an argument about which is better, soda or water?
     
  24. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    In the U.S. it has one calorie.
     
  25. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The difference is in how calorie counts are allowed to be rounded up or down — less than 1 in the US is allowed to be called 0.

    Say 100 ml = 0.5 calories?

    UK = 1 calorie.
    USA = 0 calories…
     

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