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It unhealthy to drink DIET TONIC WATER on a regular basis?

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It unhealthy to drink DIET TONIC WATER on a regular basis? My brand of choice notes "ingredients:, carbonated water, citric acid,acesulfame potassium, sodium citrate (preservative), quinine, natural flavor" and the only nutrition fact is 30mg. or 1% Sodium.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My internist says "no problem" My concern rises with new concerns and taxes on "soda drinks"

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, at 77 he says I am very healthy

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

Yes. to much of this is unhealthy.

The artificial sweetener actually has been associated with weight gain, and there is more and more evidence that it can be toxic.

Quinine can be toxic with prolongued use.

I would not use this product.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Dr. Russ,
What of the ingredients listed is an artificial sweetener?
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

ALL artificial sweatners have been implicated in causing weight gain.

None of them have been adequately tested for safety, and they are not natural. The body treats them as a toxin metabolically.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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