Why Diet Soda Is Just As Bad

If you already heard about soda drinks as dangerous for your health, you should know that the situation with the diet soda isn’t better. Producers of the most popular soda drinks conceived an alternative, sweet soda drink but with zero sugar, does that mean that such type of drink is less harmful? No, as a matter of fact, it is even worse.

In the U.S, diet soda is the sort of a drink that contains aspartame and acesulfame potassium, (which may or may not be good for people who are trying to lose weight). But, acesulfame potassium and aspartame are controversial sweeteners as well as sugar. The advantage over sugar is that it gives food sweet taste without unnecessary calories. But the problem is, it brings many side effects with it. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener which includes 10% of methanol that can be deadly in huge quantities and also contains other components which adversely affect health. Aspartame can be found in every sugarfree product, but mostly in diet soda.

Acesulfame potassium, known as acesulfame K and additive E950. This component affects neurological disorders and poor function of brain cells. You have to know, that diet soda doesn’t contain any healthy nutrients that are good for your body. If you’re drinking, for example, Coca Cola zero daily, you will notice how sensitive and constantly tired you are. That’s because diet soda contains more caffeine than coffee or tea. Consumption of these drinks increase the desire for sweet and reduce the desire for healthy drinks such as water, fresh juices, milk etc.

 Why Diet Soda Is Just As Bad

Here is why you shouldn’t drink this very risky drink. American Institute of Public Health 1994. has published a long list of health problems for consuming drinks with aspartame:

  • a headache and migraine
  • depression
  • fast heart rate
  • pain in the joints
  • attacks of unrest and panic
  • loss of vision and hearing
  • problems with kidneys
  • caries
  • elevated cholesterol level
  • increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • prevents normal development of the fetus

Also, diet drinks increase the risk of dementia and stroke, leukemia and could  

increase the desire for carbohydrates and alter the appetite. Diet soda beverages also attacks the immune system and with a lot of acidity within, drain calcium from our bones. So, if you decide to consume these drinks for a longer period of time, you should know that it could cause serious damage to your body.

Let’s take a look closer to the most popular sort of diet soda, Coca Cola Zero. It contains the following ingredients:

  • Phenylalanine (influences to the production of serotonin and creates dependence)
  • Phosphoric acid (causes kidney disease, as well as the formation of stones)
  • Sodium cyclamate (an artificial sweetener that forms carcinogens in the body)
  • Acesulfame potassium (insufficiently tested for use on the suspicion of being carcinogenic)
  • Aspartame (a sweetener that is accepted as safe but is suspected of damaging the brain and creating a tumor)
  • Caffeine
  • Sodium citrate/Trisodium citrate (taste regulator)
  • Sodium benzoate (additive E211; know as a carcinogen and also causes hyperactivity and decrease of intelligence in children)

You also have to pay attention to dangerous drinks like:

Diet Coke, Sprite Zero, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper Ten, Diet Sunkist, Fanta Zero, Dr. Brown’s Diet Black Cherry, Fresca Original Citrus, TaB, Diet Mountain Dew etc.

soda Drinks Why Diet Soda Is Just As Bad

You have to be responsible for your body if you want to live healthy. Eliminating these highly addictive drinks will make you feel better with your mind and body, and you will have more energy for everyday activities, enjoyed with your loved ones. Why not just make a decision today and forever change your life habits? Keep it healthy, throw everything that is damaging to your body, don’t believe in advertising about dietary beverages that, as we have seen, are not at all harmless and also contain harmful ingredients.

Just because there is no sugar, doesn’t mean that there doesn’t exist anything else that exists in drinks with sugar. Let this article be an important reminder for you, so you can remember what you read here if you ever wish to consume one of the world’s most toxic drinks, seemingly harmless.