In spite of fact and common belief that artificially sweetened beverage or diet soda is better than regular soda and helps to lose weight or at least to not gain weight, they are actually associated with many health risks for you and your body.
Susan E. Swithers, a doctor of philosophy and professor of psychological sciences warns about diet soda and the consequences from her overconsumption. According to a purdue researcher, public health officials should warn people that diet soda is same like regular and even worse.
Almost 30 percent of american adults consume artificial sweeteners according to her studies and artificial sweeteners and although more of them such as Aspartame, Neotame, Sucralose etc. are approved by FDA, artificial sweeteners in beverages are linked with many health issues. According to doctor Swithers, this sweeteners are confusing the body’s natural ability for calories management and thus people consume more and more food and that way it comes to increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
How Diet Soda Destroys Your Body
Consummation of more than 4 cans per day lead to higher percent of depression, even by up to 30 percent. On other hand, 4 cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of depression by up to 10 percent.
People who had consumed soda and soft drinks for more than 2 decades have up to 30 percent reduction in kidney function, according to Harvard experts.
Type 2 Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
According to a study published at 2009 by The Diabetes Care Journal, overconsumption of soda is leads to 36 percent higher risk of metabolic syndrome and almost 70 percent higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Regardless of factors like smoking, weight gain, high cholesterol, daily consumption of diet soda on long term raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted at Miami and Columbia University.
According to Australian study, almost 15 percent of people with asthma consumed more than 2 glass of soda per day.
A Less Protected Brain
Approved by FDA, aspartame, one of the most common artificial sweetener in diet sodas and most popular artificial sweetener available on the market, when consumed on long term, according to a study leads to an imbalance in the antioxidant status in the brain. This sweetener is also related to:
- Brain tumors
- Chemical sensitivities
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Migraines & headaches
- Short term memory loss
- Weight gain
So, to sum up, diet sodas are not healthier from regular sodas and even popular belief, they not promote weight loss and instead of that, diet sodas are linked to heart disease, metabolic damage, weight gain and many other health issues. For people who love and enjoy in fizzy drinks, we suggest a way more healthier alternative, a well know kombucha.