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  1. Rock Ape is offline
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    Carbonated drinks

    Does anyone know if there's a link or association with drinking carbonated drinks and water retention?

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    The sodium content could lead to water retention however the caffine acts as a diuretic.

    Some researchers also believe the phosphates leach calcium and other minerals from your body and they harm the flora in your intestinal tract.
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    Does caffine generally help with water retention ?
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    No, the caffine will act as a diuretic and cause you to lose water. Sodium can cause you retain water.

    Are you eating alot of processed or high-sodium foods? (raman, soups/broths, chips or salty snacks)
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    Sometimes but not every day but, I do tend to drink diet or "zero" soda
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    Is it your time of the month?
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    I've always wondered if there is anly link between the sugar content in carbonated drinks and substantial water retention.
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    soda = the devil.

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    Quit drinking soda, even diet or zero colas. It's just stupid. Agreed with partyboy, soda = the Devil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    I've always wondered if there is anly link between the sugar content in carbonated drinks and substantial water retention.
    Zero cal sodas don't have any sugar.

    Regarding drinking diet soda: I don't believe it does any thing to you that you wouldn't do to yourself if you didn't drink lots of soda.

    Sucralose, Aspartame and Ace-K (Acesulfame-K, but I call it Ace-K because I like to sound cool) are artificial sweetners with no reported negative side effects. I've read that drinking too much Aspartame can **** with your blood-brain barrier, but you would have to take in enormous amounts.

    Nothing wrong with some soda, dawg.
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