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Is it safe to drink Crystal Light during pregnancy?

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Krystal80

Asked by Krystal80 at 2:24 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • yes, and much better than most juice drinks and sodas~
    best thing to drink is lots of water because it helps the colostrum come in!!!
    crystal light is just water with a LITTLE flavor!
    judith_visco

    Answer by judith_visco at 2:25 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • NOOOOO! It has asperatame (spell) in it, which is bad for the baby, dont drink it.
    pammyhorner

    Answer by pammyhorner at 2:34 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • artificial sweeteners are not good for you much less a growing being inside you.

    TRyan

    Answer by TRyan at 2:44 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • no, crystal light has aspartame in it, which has over 92 side effects including birth defects and even death.
    afairbetter

    Answer by afairbetter at 7:24 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • There is no good evidence linking aspartame with any of those nasty things that websites like to freak people out about. It's good to stay hydrated. If you need your water flavored (it took a while, but I can drink plain water now), there is nothing wrong with Crystal Light. In fact, I buy the generic stuff. It's cheaper and tastes just as good.

    Aspartame is broken down into formaldehyde. Which sounds really scary until you realize that this chemical is naturally produced by the body when breaking down sugars. Again, the evidence just isn't there that it causes harm. However, no sense in feeling guilty every time you drink it. If you don't feel comfortable drinking it, than don't drink it. You can buy concentrated lemon flavoring and just put a few drops of that in your water if you need some flavor. =)
    MotherofIreland

    Answer by MotherofIreland at 11:29 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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