Then open the fridge, look for a can of soda and decide to bring a diet to take on the sofa. Refreshing? Yes sure. But healthy? No. A great sensational no.
But it’s a dietary diet, right? The idea is that diet soda contains fewer sugars and calories (or sometimes even none), which makes it healthier. Well, sorry if you burst your bubble, but just because soda has less sugar doesn’t mean it’s healthy for you.
In fact, it can still be linked to serious and life-threatening diseases. In fact, a study conducted just last year revealed that people who drink two diet drinks a day are at risk of death from circulatory diseases, as well as an increase in overall mortality, compared to those who had a diet or not. per month.
And if you’re still not convinced, then here are all the other ways it’s bad for you:
It is not effective for weight loss
I’m sorry buddy, but the “diet” on that label simply means less sugar, which doesn’t essentially translate into weight loss. In fact, it doesn’t promote weight loss in the first place.
Increase your sugar cravings
Studies have shown that it also helps increase our sugar cravings, which can lead to consuming more calories which lead to weight gain. That is an increased risk of diabetes.
It affects the digestive tract
“Diet soda can alter the gut microbiota, which can have negative effects on digestion and hormone regulation,” said Rebecca Oh, clinical dietitian at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
It damages the kidney
Unfortunately, it also affects the kidneys as it helps increase free radical production which can easily damage our kidneys in the long run.
It is not exceptional for teeth
While diet soda is sugar-free (presumably), soda itself is naturally acidic, so it still hurts the teeth because it can cause enamel erosion and tooth decay.
So what are you doing from here? Well, obviously avoid it if you can. And simply hydrated with healthier options like tea, juice (in moderation) and of course good old-fashioned water.