Is Diet Soda Dangerous?

September 4, 2012


You’ve seen it in the news time and again. The scare tactics reporting that tell you that you are drinking something dangerous, something that can lead to heart disease and other serious illnesses. But it’s hard to believe everything we hear, even on our news station. With the type of reporting that is going on these days, who can you trust?

The scientists behind the studies are who you can trust. These are people who had no ulterior motive when it came to finding out just what diet soda does to your body. You may not want to know what the results have to say.

Diet soda has been linked to several very serious health issues in the past, including Type II diabetes and even a higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. These startling facts show that even a single diet soda a day can be hazardous to your health.

Diet soda has even been shown to have a negative effect on the kidneys. These issues are often worse with women, and consuming two or more diet sodas a day can negatively impact a woman’s kidney function.

Scientists believe that the terrible health risks that come from diet soda have to do with the artificial sweeteners that are being used to flavor the various sodas. This makes diet soda just as dangerous and bad for your health, if not more so than regular soda and soft drinks.

So what is the best choice for you?  As much as you may not want to hear it, the best choice for your health and diet is to cut out soft drinks and soda entirely.  These sugary liquid calories make up a huge portion of what most people take in every day and offer no nutritional value whatsoever.

If you find that you are someone who just needs a sweet drink to go with your meals, than look to flavor drops for water. These drops offer no calories, very little sugar, and can keep your sweet tooth satisfied. You can even go simpler and just squeeze a lemon wedge into your glass of water to add flavor.

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