Diet Soda is a killer
It was not too long ago, that every diet conscious person would know that given the choice of soda with sugar and diet soda, the diet soda was better for their health. Diet soda did not include the calories that added weight, but tasted much the same. So we were so definitively informed by the scientists and medical profession. This was a necessary marketing drive by soda producers when weight consciousness led to a decline in consumption amongst people wishing to remain slim or not over weight.
Today, there is a whole litany of negative health impacts associated with diet sodas. Basically, diet soda is a slow acting poison.
- The chemical that is the artificial sugar, aspartame, is created using genetically modified bacteria, and has been linked to cancer.
- The American Diabetes Association is touting how diet sodas can lead to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
- Those who consume diet soda daily are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Those who drank diet soda every day were at a 48% higher risk of having a stroke or other vascular incident than those who did not drink it at all.
- Research indicates that there is a significant correlation between drinking diet sodas and weight gain.
- Diet sodas may increase our and for energy-dense beverages or foods and our bodies react by craving more food.
- Diet sodas disrupt our ability to accurately estimate energy intake and remaining energy needs, so we lose the ability to estimate how much food we actually need.
- Caffeine associated with the routine of drinking soda can be addictive for some people.
- Metabolic syndrome symptoms include belly fat and high cholesterol.
- Downing just two or more cans a day increased waistlines by 500 percent. It appears that artificial sweeteners can disrupt the our innate natural ability to regulate calorie intake based on the sweetness of foods.
- Diet soda consumption leads to kidney health decline. This was found especially true if the women drank more than two diet sodas daily, but the same kidney damage was not recorded among women who drank sodas sweetened with sugar.
- For adults over 69 years, diet soda consumption was linked to a 44 percent higher chance of heart attack or stroke, up from the 22 percent non-soda drinkers have.
- Ingredients like mold inhibitors (not found in sugary sodas) such as sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate can cause severe mitochondrial DNA damage and even totall totally inactivate it. These ingredients can trigger hives, asthma, and other allergic reactions.
- The National Institutes of Health has linked diet soda consumption with heightened risk of depression in older adults.