It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since I stopped drinking soda. I gave up my beloved Diet Mountain Dew (henceforth referred to as DMD) because aspartame* has no upsides and countless potential downsides.
I’ve since filled the soda void with sparkling water and tea. Copious amounts of tea.
Of course, now I hear that tea is full of contaminants. So if DMD doesn’t kill me, tea will.
Speaking of supposedly healthier diet choices killing me, I’ve been choosing brown rice almost exclusively for several years now. Guess what? It’s got arsenic in it.
Next I’m gonna find out all the fruits and vegetables I make a point of eating are covered in chemicals and have had the nutritional value bred out of them in favor of size and looks.
* I don’t drink soda with real sugar in it because I prefer to spend my daily allotment of empty calories on ice cream.