This one type of drink that people consume everyday is linked to
- Weight Gain
- Ugly Smile
- Heart Disease
But people still continue to drink DIET SODA!
Diet soda is marketed to the consumer as a way to drink soda and keep the weight off. There are many consequences to this myth that the marketing teams do not share with you. Diet soda does save you around 140 calories when compared to regular soda but as what cost? It has sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose which are linked to different health conditions.
Aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose are known to have more flavor then real sugar. Because of this, diet soda starts to dull your sense to natural sweet foods at the same time has the same effect on your body as natural sugar. These artificial sweeteners trigger insulin which sends your body into fat storage more which eventually leads to weight gain. Aspartame has also been suggested to trigger headaches.
Researchers from the University of Texas found that over the course of about a decade, diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference compared with non-drinkers.
In a University of Minnesota study, Drinking one diet soda a day was associated with a 36% increased of blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, raised cholesterol, and large waist circumference
Diet soda has no nutritional value either.
Besides degrading your health, diet soda can also ruin your gorgeous teeth. There has been research that compared the mouths of a cocaine user, a methamphetamine user, and a habitual diet-soda drinker, and found the same level of tooth erosion in each of them.
The citric acid in the soda weakens and destroys tooth enamel over time taking away that white pearly smile.
Your bones are not safe either! A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that cola intake (all kinds, not just diet) was associated with low bone-mineral density in women.
If you think that just one soft drink a day is alright then you are wrong. It could boost your risk of having a vascular event such as stroke, heart attack, or vascular death, according to researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University.
So the next time that you are thirsty, just grab a nice cold glass of water!