Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Are light carbonated drinks safe?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    38
    Country: UK

    Default Are light carbonated drinks safe?

    I went out Saturday night to try and cheer myself up and socialise as I've been hiding away a bit these days. I tested white wine a few weeks ago and it seemed to be fine if only in very small amounts. I was happy about this and decided Saturday night I'd have a glass or 2, but since then I've had more red bumps appear. I don't know whether this is due to the wine or the fact that I have been ill and stressed, but either way I am going to a friend's birthday party this weekend and would really like to drink something that isn't boring. I know it is probably best to avoid alcohol while my skin seems unsettled, but I was wondering how safe a carbonated grape juice would be? Such as 'Shloer White Grape Sparkling Juice'

    The ingredients are;

    Carbonated Water, White Grape Juice from Concentrate (36%), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Malic Acid, Flavouring, Citric Acid, Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid.

    It's probably is a silly question, I just don't know much about the beverages side of rosacea yet, I'm still trying to get to grips with all the food I suddenly am not allowed to eat.

    If anybody could recommend a good sparkling mineral water that would be fine to drink or had any suggestions on how to have small amounts of alcohol with no effect I'd be so grateful to hear them! Speaking of alcohol, I have discovered that Jack Daniels is okay in small amounts but would mixing it with diet coke have any negative effect?

    Sorry for waffling on a bit, it's been a while since I've posted and I have things I'd like to get some opinions on :-)

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    882

    Default

    I think sugar in all forms is bad for rosacea. Glucose-fructose syrup = sugar, so I would say dink plain spring water (sparkling if you prefer), but stop colas and industrial beverages.
    Water is safe =)

    As for alcohol, I stopped that too, but if you really want to drink a little, drink it with ice, and try to have a glass of water for each glass of alcoholic beverage.
    It will dilute the alcohol and minimize the effect on your body.
    The day after, lot of water and taking some herbs to support the liver (milk thistle is very good) could be a good idea.

    I don't like the diet beverages, because fake sugars are way worse than the regular one, except STEVIA, which is very good and do not raise insulin.
    But be careful with stevia beverages, because they are most of the time with other fake sugars added, like erythritol (not so bad than the other ones), mannitol,...

    Maybe you can try to make your own limonade @ home with some stevia powder (choose the highest steviosides like 90% or more, and pure stevia, not with erythritol etc), lime or other fruit juice and sparkling water? =)
    Even adding a tiny amout of whisky can be ok =)

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Deep South, USA
    Posts
    712
    Country: United States

    Default Alcohol: on a new level

    This is a tricky question for all rosacea. In my experience, it takes time to figure
    It out. After a few months on the Paleo diet and my skin more "stable" I can tolerate
    A glass of white wine. I drink it slowly and intermittently with ice water. I recently
    Tried a gin and tonic and sipped it slowly. I drank ice water with it as well and
    Experienced mild flushing. Mostly, I'm getting used to ice water with lemon or
    Lime. The new normal. Birdie

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    38
    Country: UK

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MasK View Post
    I think sugar in all forms is bad for rosacea. Glucose-fructose syrup = sugar, so I would say dink plain spring water (sparkling if you prefer), but stop colas and industrial beverages.
    Water is safe =)

    As for alcohol, I stopped that too, but if you really want to drink a little, drink it with ice, and try to have a glass of water for each glass of alcoholic beverage.
    It will dilute the alcohol and minimize the effect on your body.
    The day after, lot of water and taking some herbs to support the liver (milk thistle is very good) could be a good idea.

    I don't like the diet beverages, because fake sugars are way worse than the regular one, except STEVIA, which is very good and do not raise insulin.
    But be careful with stevia beverages, because they are most of the time with other fake sugars added, like erythritol (not so bad than the other ones), mannitol,...

    Maybe you can try to make your own limonade @ home with some stevia powder (choose the highest steviosides like 90% or more, and pure stevia, not with erythritol etc), lime or other fruit juice and sparkling water? =)
    Even adding a tiny amout of whisky can be ok =)

    I haven't touched fizzy drinks in so long now, apart from the occasional time I've tried a jack daniels and diet coke to see what alcohol I can drink in small amounts. So far in terms of avoiding flushing I've had more luck with a small glass of Blossom Hill white wine, I get no flushing, in fact I seem to be more pale. I drink whatever I'm having VERY slow anyway, and I always drink icy water too :-) I'd just like more options..

    What fruit juice can you recommend that doesn't cause flushing? I've read so much conflicting advice about fruit juices so I'm scared to try any of them!

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    38
    Country: UK

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdie View Post
    This is a tricky question for all rosacea. In my experience, it takes time to figure
    It out. After a few months on the Paleo diet and my skin more "stable" I can tolerate
    A glass of white wine. I drink it slowly and intermittently with ice water. I recently
    Tried a gin and tonic and sipped it slowly. I drank ice water with it as well and
    Experienced mild flushing. Mostly, I'm getting used to ice water with lemon or
    Lime. The new normal. Birdie
    White wine is the only alcohol I can tolerate too, in small amounts when drank slowly. I have mild flushing when I drink spirits mixed with diet coke so I gave up with those a while ago. I recently was at a friend's birthday party and when I was asked why I wasn't drinking and feeling a little left out and like I seemed boring, I looked to see what I could possibly drink from the kitchen and ended up with Peach Archers diluted with water, which tasted like fruity water, very nice but I'm not sure how this would affect me if I drank it every time. I'm hoping it's alright because I like it :-)

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    882

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by laurastacey View Post
    I haven't touched fizzy drinks in so long now, apart from the occasional time I've tried a jack daniels and diet coke to see what alcohol I can drink in small amounts. So far in terms of avoiding flushing I've had more luck with a small glass of Blossom Hill white wine, I get no flushing, in fact I seem to be more pale. I drink whatever I'm having VERY slow anyway, and I always drink icy water too :-) I'd just like more options..

    What fruit juice can you recommend that doesn't cause flushing? I've read so much conflicting advice about fruit juices so I'm scared to try any of them!
    It's hard to say because everybody reacts in a different way to food and beverages.
    I think that you must avoid juice that contains added sugar, and if possible make it yourself with fresh fruits.
    Or choose an organic juice without anything added.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Scot Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    118
    Country: United States

    Default For Me Carbonated Water Does not Causing Anything Bad

    I got my rosacea under control through eliminating auto-immune triggers (wheat, dairy, soy, canola, alfalfa, super foods "greens", sprouted wheat, spelt, oats, corn). I drink carbonated cans of water every day (not cokes or juices, so as to avoid corn sugar) and carbonation does nothing to cause my rosacea to flare back up, at all. I buy cases of club soda, and Pelegrino and LaCroix (sorry not here to promote those brands - just want to be specific that it is pure water only)... Thank god for those products.

    And yes, I will bring them to a party to use in place of alcohol, - but sadly for me, my elimination of alcohol had no effect whatsoever on my rosacea when I first adopted that strategy.

    Scot

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    133
    Country: United States

    Default

    Carbonation is not harmful at all but the phosphorous in "brown" sodas like coke and diet coke can interfere with your ability to absorb calcium into your bones. Bad for osteoporosis!

Similar Threads

  1. carbonated water/mineral water
    By willingtotry in forum Diet, lifestyle and relationships
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 5th October 2012, 03:19 PM
  2. Is that a safe light strengh?
    By Adamm in forum Low level light based therapies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th December 2011, 06:38 PM
  3. Which Alcoholic Drinks Are Worst?
    By since2000 in forum Newbie questions / Introduction
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 6th October 2009, 09:58 PM
  4. near infrared/ red light safe to use with doxycycline
    By spuggylegs in forum Low level light based therapies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20th August 2007, 07:28 PM
  5. fizzy drinks
    By Lycaon in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8th August 2005, 03:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •