As to actually bad for you, who knows yet? There seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information out there.
I saw this posted on a newsgroup a while back …
The one part of this article that would worry me if I was in that position is the part that reads …
Sanchez says that Diet Coke helps her make it through her day.
“I really like the fizzy of the diet soda. I really like the coldness and the taste and the sweetness,” she said. "If anything goes wrong, I will just grab a diet soda and it’s all better.
This may be a psychological addiction and not an actual physical addiction but it would scare the hell out of me!
Personally I wouldn’t worry too much about drinking it as long as it’s taken in moderation - you need to decide what moderation is for you though.
I know for myself as a diabetic that the full sugar drinks would be more damaging to my health than the occasional diet drink. For the sake of my health I have had to get my diet right and this has meant cutting back on sugars and high GI carbs. Sugars I can replace with artificial sweeteners but I use these only when I really feel the need for something sweet. I’ve found that if you can get yourself off these ultra sweet foodstuffs that after quite a short time you stop craving them because you can taste the natural sweetness in other foods much better.
Water really does taste pretty good when you don’t crave sweet stuff any more! Other than that, green tea is great and of course, milk.
Moderation in everything except laughter.