I missed that it was diet pop. But still, the acids in pop are more tooth decaying than sugars. Plus aspartame has been proven to signifigantly slow metabolism among many other terrible things.
That’s why you should avoid aspartame and drink the ones sweetened with splenda only. They’re better anyway.
I’ve never read that aspartame affects metabolism. Can you post a link?
Do they make diet pop with splenda? I consider diet pop my enemy so I don’t really know too much about it, but I’m pretty sure diet mt. dew is aspartame all the way.
As for how it affects metabolism…
You can get Diet Pepsi, 7-up, and a few others with Splenda. You have to look for it. I’ve only ever seen it in certain grocery stores and I’ve never seen Diet Mountain Dew with it. Obviously diet pop at a restaurant isn’t going to have splenda.
I agree Diet pop isn’t the best option. But it’s better than any sugary pop or even gatorade/powerade. I always laugh at the guys I work with that won’t touch pop because it’s bad for you but they down gatorade all day (while sitting at their desk) and wonder why they are fat.