Can drinking to much sugar-free drinks make you sick? And is it bad for you?

Question by twilight_dezire: Can drinking to much sugar-free drinks make you sick? And is it bad for you?
My husband has high sugar so for the last month we have been dirnking sugar free drinks. Here in the last week we have been going through almost 1.5 gallons a day of sugar free hawaiian punch.

Today we have felt bad sick, with constant trips to the bathroom if you knwo what I mean.

Is sugar-free stuff bad for you? How much is to much? And has anyone else had this problem?


Best answer:

Answer by shannon
i dont think sugar-free stuff is bad for you.

you guys could have food poisioning?
did you go out to eat lately or something?

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7 comments to Can drinking to much sugar-free drinks make you sick? And is it bad for you?

  • Grace Lynn  says:

    Don’t drink too much of it because since there is no sugar there are other substitutes.

  • 10 year old genious  says:

    Yes it is not good to drink any drink too much. The sickness will go away soon though.

  • Lydia  says:

    Yes and yes. Have him switch to water.

  • Mazher  says:

    There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?

    Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.

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    severe depression
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    diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
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    itching without a rash
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    loss of control of diabetes
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    frequency of voiding and burning during urination
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    irreversible brain damage
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    Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.

    Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can’t find the cause? Well, it’s probably your diet, your environment, or both.

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    8. Eat 75% raw foods at every meal.
    9. Drink water, water, water.
    10. Get control of your life.

  • bri  says:

    Some sweeteners act as a laxative. Sounds like you have had a bit of an overdose!
    too much sugar free drink can increase your appetite as well as the effects of the additives. You guys are drinking a heck of a lot of fluids.
    You shouild get checked out for diabetes and switch to water with a slice of lemon or lime in it to give it a tang.

  • CassieLove  says:

    Sugar-free drinks contain either aspratame or sucralose -both which are bad for your body as it is not used to fake sugars. They have also been said to cause cancer. If I were you, i’d either have drinks with real sugar or just switch to water.

  • ConnieWho  says:

    There are several different types of artificial sweeteners. Some of them do cause a laxative effect in some people…I know that I only have trouble with one in particular. I do find it odd that you would be feeling ill today from this if you hadn’t had any trouble from it in the last month. You will get a lot of people who say that the artificial sweeteners are bad for you…..there are infinite studies that you will find online about them….good and bad. My 13 year old son and husband are diabetic as well. We consume a LOT of A.S. It seems that nowadays there are studies about everything we consume and breathe in that say they are “bad” for you. I personally think that the risk of the fake sugar being “bad for you” is one worth taking since I Know For Certain….that the real sugar is going to cause their glucose to go out of the roof. Unless your hubby is willing to drink nothing but water…..I’d think that the SF hawaiian punch is ok.

    So…’s not likely that you have an intolerance to the sweetener today if you’ve been drinking it in that type of quantity for a week. Good Luck!

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