Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Beer and aspartame
I once knew a girl who drank her soda with half of it filled with Coke and half of it filled with Diet Coke. I revelled in her audacity, because that mix is the substance 99% of people will find something wrong with. She's my hero because of her concoction.
But this isn't really her story, besides the anti-aspartame folks probably dislike her mixture as much as the anti-sugar folks. This story is the story of aspartame. For those of you who don't know, aspartame is the same as NutraSweet, which is in Diet Coke.
I used to joke and say that aspartame made me bald. It was a joke because I'd never tried it before I went bald. I've always bald-facedly laughed in the faces of anti-aspartame folks. Actually, it's more that I've always thought that aspartame can't be as deadly as people say it is. I try to not laugh at people.
Then I read one of Alobar's posts where he says that aspartame is a poison. It all makes sense now, because now I know how to deal with aspartame.
If you ingest most poisons that aren't immediately lethal, the cure is to drink a lot of water. So, I've decided that from now on, I'll drink at least as much non-aspartame drinks as I drink aspartame drinks. My days of drinking Diet Coke all day long are over, as are my days of slowly poisoning myself.
Which leads me to another problem that needs a solution. If all you drink is beer, then you'll get dehydrated and get a headache. You need to drink about as much non-alcoholic beverage as you do beer to avoid dehydration.
Putting both of those together, I'm changing my drinking regimen to only beer and Diet Coke. Drinking the beer will flush out the poison aspartame and drinking the Diet Coke will hydrate me from the alcohol.
It's nearly perfect.