too much crystal light ??
I don't even have it now since I just had surgery, because the acid in it won't help with the healing process and could cause ulcers. Once I am fully healed, I may try it again, but I will mix it light or trade 1 -1 - 1 glass of water then 1 crystal light drink.
It is yummy stuff.
on 8/28/09 8:25 am
I drink 95% of my fluids from Crystal light, and not one UTI in years.
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Hope this helps answer your question but again, we are limited on what we can find available.
I have cut way back on it, but I still use it when I get tired of plain old water.
When our bodies need calcium it goes from our bones into our blood which is why they do bone scans. Our calcium levels in our blood can be fine but it comes out of our bones. Could it go from our teeth into our blood? Have you had a bone scan? Just a thought. good luck Daisy
it's safe for you to drink crystal light-- all day every day unless you have a sensitivity to something that is in it. i wouldn't pay too much attention to the claims that nutra sweet is "poison" or anything like that. people are sensitive to many different kinds of food products.
UTIs can be caused by a lot of factors-- unfortunately if your bladder is sensitive to something in crystal light then you could get one from it. it's hard to say.
I have just realized that my higher than normal blood sugar lately is more than likely due to my addiction. I was making tea in a 64 ounce container, then I would put in 2 single serving pouches of raspberry drink and it was my water for the entire day, so if I added any more water only at the gym or during the day it was a bonus! I thought it was crazy for a sugar free drink to be causing elevated numbers, but when I cut them out yesterday, I wake up and I'm normal again! Boo hoo.
So, anyway, my suggestion would be to make sure it's watered down quite a bit and then you still get a hint of flavor but your getting a more diluted version so your bladder and kidney's are happy. I usually do a single serving pouch (for 16.9 oz water) in a 32 oz glass. So, it's more the taste of Life Water Brand of flavored water instead of juice.
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