Get Diet Soda OUT of Your BODY!!

What Are the Health Risks of Diet Soda?

Stroke

 

Drinking one artificially sweetened beverage a day may increase your risk of stroke and dementia by three-fold compared to drinking less than one a week. This association persisted after controlling for other factors that could increase the risk (ex. smoking, physical activity levels, alcohol consumption, diabetes, heart disease and dietary factors).

 

Type 2 Diabetes 

People with type 2 diabetes are often advised to consume artificial sweeteners in lieu of sugar, but research shows consumption of diet soda at least daily is associated with a 67% greater risk of type 2 diabetes compared with not consuming any.

Depression

According to a study that included nearly 264,000 U.S. adults over the age of 50, those who drank more than four cans or glasses of diet soda or other artificially sweetened beverages daily had a nearly 30% higher risk of depression compared to those who did not consume diet drinks.

Aspartame in Diet Soda Linked to Obesity 

Aspartame is one of the most popular artificial sweeteners used in diet soda, and research has linked it to weight gain and obesity. Further, the research revealed phenylalanine, an aspartame breakdown product, blocks the activity of a gut enzyme called alkaline phosphatase.

Diet Soda May Harm Fertility

According to Dr. Arvind Vaid, an IVF expert, “Almost all of the soft drinks and sodas contain aspartame which is linked to many health problems including infertility, malformations and miscarriages. Excess consumption leads to hormonal imbalance and fluctuation that causes ovulatory disorders and even worsens PMS (premenstrual syndrome).”

Ditching Diet Soda Is Essential for Your Health

Eliminating diet (and regular) soda from your diet is an EXCELLENT step toward better health!! Try drinking something sour, for example, fermented vegetables or water spruced up with lemon or lime juice, helps to reduce sweets cravings.

Reference: Diet Soda Health Risks. Dr. Mercola. June 6, 2017.

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