Diet sodas face unanswered questions

Many people drink diet sodas thinking that they are healthier and could even help them lose weight, but they are wrong.

Studies show that diet soda could actually make you gain weight and have something called a diet soda belly. Not only that, but there are ingredients, such as Aspartame, that can be very bad to your health. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda act like real sugars and they trigger your insulin, which makes your body store fat, which causes you to gain weight.

Drinks with Aspartame 
  • Diet Coke
  • Coca Cola Zero
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Pepsi Max
  • Sprite Zero
  • Tango
  • 7up Free
  • Fanta Zero
  • Fanta Orange

 

Another part of the weight game is the psychological part. People think that if they aren’t getting any calories from the soda that they are free to eat things full of calories and not have to worry. A study at the University of Minnesota shows that drinking diet soda can also lead to type two diabetes, and it can also put people in a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

Now back to Aspartame, an artificial sweetener in diet sodas. It is linked to many people’s headaches. Many studies have been done on Aspartame, and some say that it is completely fine for you, but others say the opposite. There have been complaints to the FDA about Aspartame from many people. In some research labs they have started to see brain tumors in rats because of this artificial sweetener. Even seizures have happened to people that have no history of epilepsy. Aspartame is a mix of three ingredients, but it is such a high amount that Aspartame overloads your system. The Environmental Protection Agency has even put it on a list of pollutants possibly related to disorders such as autism, lupus, and others.

The artificial sweeteners that are in diet soda also trick your bodies into thinking that they are getting the right sugar, which makes your body forget how to process real sugar, so your body fails to release the hormones that controls your blood sugar and blood pressure. There was even a study in 2010 that found a link between pregnant woman drinking diet soda and preterm delivery.

So along with not losing the weight you thought you were by drinking diet soda, you are

also being affected on other areas of health. Diet soda can mess with your metabolism, lead to cell damage, rot teeth, and possibly even create reproduction issues. So before you drink diet soda think about the things you could be doing to yourself. If you’re looking to lose weight, try not drinking soda at all, or only doing it occasionally. Pick up a juice box or some milk, they’ll help you a lot more than diet soda would.

P.S.: You can find this artificial sweetener in yogurts, gum, flavored water, drink powders and even cereals.

 

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