Is Diet Soda Bad for Us

Is Diet Soda Bad for Us

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These days, soda is everywhere, every store and restaurant offer’s it, movie theaters, and sports and concert venues. It is unlikely that you have never tried soda, and of course, you know that it tastes good. Why? Because it is full of sugar!

You know that drinking all of that sugar every day is not good for you, but you may also have a hard time being satisfied with just water. So what do you do? You have probably turned to diet soda because it claims to be better for you, while still tasting sweet.

“Is this too good to be true?”, you may have wondered.

Well, unfortunately, we now know the answer is yes.

Stroke and dementia

According to one study, “Compared to never drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks, those who drank one a day were almost three times as likely to have an ischemic stroke, caused by blocked blood vessels.” And, “They also found that those who drank one a day were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with dementia.Those who drank one to six artificially sweetened beverages a week were 2.6 times as likely to experience an ischemic stroke but were no more likely to develop dementia.” (1)

Kidney damage

Researchers at Harvard found that those who had regularly consumed soda for over 20 years had a 30% greater reduction in kidney function than those who did not. (2)


Other studies have found that drinking more than four cans a day of soda is linked to a 30 percent higher risk of depression. Also, the risk appeared to be greater for people who drank diet soda compared to regular soda. (3)

Asthma and COPD

One Australian study found that 13.3 percent of surveyed participants with asthma, and 15.6 percent of those with COPD drank more than two cups of soda each day. (4)


Aspartame is commonly used in diet sodas, and has been linked to:

•migraines & headaches



•short term memory loss

•multiple sclerosis


•hearing loss

•weight gain


•brain tumors


•chronic fatigue syndrome

•birth defects

•Alzheimer’s disease



•arthritis (including rheumatoid)

•chemical sensitivities




It is important to remember that the human body needs about 1.9 liters of water per day. This comes out to about 8 glasses per day. Every time you are thirsty, try to reach for water first. If you are still craving something refreshing, try adding lemon, cucumber, or strawberries to your water for a healthy but tasty alternative.


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