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Sugar free Kool Aid
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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Sugar free Kool Aid

    I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been drinking.
    According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the only things that
    have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg sodium. Also Vitamin C is 10%. I
    have type 2 diabetes, controlled by pills, no insulin. Is this stuff safe to
    drink? And also, since there appears to be virtually nothing but some sodium,
    can I consider a glass of it as a replacement for a glass of plain water?
    Thanks.

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been drinking.
    > According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the only things
    > that
    > have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg sodium. Also Vitamin C is
    > 10%. I
    > have type 2 diabetes, controlled by pills, no insulin. Is this stuff safe
    > to
    > drink? And also, since there appears to be virtually nothing but some
    > sodium,
    > can I consider a glass of it as a replacement for a glass of plain water?
    > Thanks.


    The answer will vary depending on who you ask. I've had Drs. tell me diet
    soda is the same as water. Others will tell me to drink it in addition to
    water and still others tell me to avoid it because of the sweetener used.

    I don't know what kind of Kool Aid you bought. The stuff I've seen in the
    pouches does have a few carbs, I think. I could be wrong. Maybe it is just
    the calories I saw. I don't like drinking stuff with calories. I might
    have a serving in a day but no more.



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    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

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    Rf, I drink some form of chrystal light, or sugar free coolaid without
    any effect on my blood sugar. I believe it is perfectly fine and yes it
    is made with water so it counts.

    Loretta

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    ray Guest

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    On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 18:48:28 -0400, rfdjr1 wrote:

    > I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been
    > drinking. According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the
    > only things that have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg sodium.
    > Also Vitamin C is 10%. I have type 2 diabetes, controlled by pills, no
    > insulin. Is this stuff safe to drink? And also, since there appears to
    > be virtually nothing but some sodium, can I consider a glass of it as a
    > replacement for a glass of plain water? Thanks.


    Yes, it's safe to drink. Sugar free Jello is also safe to eat as are
    sugarless popsicles.

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    =?iso-8859-1?Q?=A7=F1=FChw=A4=A3f?= Guest

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    In message <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    wrote:
    > I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been drinking.
    > According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the only things
    > that
    > have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg sodium. Also Vitamin C is
    > 10%. I
    > have type 2 diabetes, controlled by pills, no insulin. Is this stuff safe to
    > drink? And also, since there appears to be virtually nothing but some
    > sodium,
    > can I consider a glass of it as a replacement for a glass of plain water?
    > Thanks.


    I wouldnt drink it since its artificial *everything*.
    Green Tea will "flavor" your water and provide a bunch of antioxidants.
    New research on green tea looks like it helps diabetics.
    G00gle it yourself

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    by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and
    sudden usurpations.... The means of defense against foreign danger historically
    have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
    -James Madison


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    pppp Guest

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    [email protected] wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been
    > drinking. According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the
    > only things that have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg
    > sodium. Also Vitamin C is 10%. I have type 2 diabetes, controlled by
    > pills, no insulin. Is this stuff safe to drink? And also, since there
    > appears to be virtually nothing but some sodium, can I consider a
    > glass of it as a replacement for a glass of plain water? Thanks.


    I just read a summary of an research article on rats which concluded
    that saccarin (sp?) added to intake of rats caused them to be more
    hungry and eat more, something to do with alerting the body to a sugar
    rise when none if forthcoming.

    As a result of that study and from my own experience with kool aide non
    sugar, I have stopped consuming any artificial sweeteners and also
    because they Do seem to make me more hungry and eat more. Also there are
    numerous posts on the net of negative side effects from these chemicals,
    including activation of dormant herpes simplex virus and subsequent skin
    outbreaks.

    Bottom line is you will get no calories, but there may be other negative
    effects.

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    W. Baker Guest

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    pppp <[email protected]> wrote:
    : [email protected] wrote in
    : news:[email protected]:

    : > I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been
    : > drinking. According to the label, carbs are 0, sugar is 0, in fact the
    : > only things that have numbers are 5 calories per serving and 5mg
    : > sodium. Also Vitamin C is 10%. I have type 2 diabetes, controlled by
    : > pills, no insulin. Is this stuff safe to drink? And also, since there
    : > appears to be virtually nothing but some sodium, can I consider a
    : > glass of it as a replacement for a glass of plain water? Thanks.

    : I just read a summary of an research article on rats which concluded
    : that saccarin (sp?) added to intake of rats caused them to be more
    : hungry and eat more, something to do with alerting the body to a sugar
    : rise when none if forthcoming.

    : As a result of that study and from my own experience with kool aide non
    : sugar, I have stopped consuming any artificial sweeteners and also
    : because they Do seem to make me more hungry and eat more. Also there are
    : numerous posts on the net of negative side effects from these chemicals,
    : including activation of dormant herpes simplex virus and subsequent skin
    : outbreaks.

    : Bottom line is you will get no calories, but there may be other negative
    : effects.

    I have b een drinking sugar-free baverages for donkey's years and have no
    apparaant side effects. They do not seem to make me hungrier. I find
    them useful when thirsty and when i want a snack between meals. Unless I
    am out at a fast food place when stopping on the highway, I generally
    don't take them with meals, but prefer water. Just my choice.

    Anything to excess can be a problem, but as Alan sys"Moderation in
    everything except laughter."

    Wendy

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    terryc Guest

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    On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 18:48:28 -0400, rfdjr1 wrote:

    > I bought some sugar free Kool Aid to flavor the water I've been
    > drinking.


    Must be my sense of humour, but does it matter if the kool aid contains
    sugar?

    All I can think of it Jim Jones and followers***.





    *** A cult that in the 70's(?) committed mass suicide by drinking
    poisoned kool aid.
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    days.



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