As for "unhealthy in other ways"- Nearest I can tell, the whole concern about aspartame is just a myth like with vaccines
... and just like with vaccines, we can't be sure we can trust the current pharma-influenced medical sciences on this. Difference is, vaccines are a choice between "uncertain treatment and definitely-worse disease" while soda isn't really even necessary.
I used to be dismissive of the concerns about aspartame myself, but now I'm more inclined to remind myself that we don't really know for sure.
the choice is between diet soda and regular soda, the "uncertain risk" is obviously better than the damage sugar would certainly
do. But a better alternative still is to consume less soda altogether, and to normally opt for healthier beverages like tea.
edited 20th Dec '11 10:07:20 AM by HiddenFacedMatt