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War_Hamster 2 points ago +3 / -1

I grew up on Mountain Dew, but haven't had a soda in more than a decade.

I did buy a Coke to clean up some grease off the driveway though. Imagine what a solvent that strong does to your stomach?

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War_Hamster -2 points ago +1 / -3

Yes it is, but we have defenses for our stomach acid, which is why we don't spill our guts all over the sidewalk.

Coke is acidic enough to do damage over time. There's a few reasons why nutritionists say the easiest way to lose 10 lbs is to give up soda.

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War_Hamster 5 points ago +5 / -0

"Your stomach lining is designed to be resistant to your stomach acid, which means it will also be resistant to every weaker acid"

I was working under the assumption that this was not the case. Sort of like how different viruses affect us differently. It's been a long time since I took chemistry and biology and your argument seems sound, so I'll defer and concede the point.

The weight loss impact is real, and I'll also note that carbonated drinks do appear to cause gas.

The moral is to not drink soft drinks and I thank you for correcting my bad assumption.

DebbieinDallas 1 point ago +1 / -0

My dentist would agree with you when I had to have new replacement crowns after 30 yrs