10 Dangers Of Diet Soda..

  1. Kidney problems: It has been proven by Harvard University on over 3000 women and it was found that diet soda doubles the risk of kidney decline. Since kidney decline is not associated with sugar sweetened sodas, researchers believe that diet sweeteners are responsible.
  2. Obesity: Artificial sweeteners can disrupt the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake based on the sweetness of foods, suggested an animal study from Purdue University. which means people who consume diet foods might be more likely to overeat, because your body is being made to think it’s eating sugar, then you crave more and gain more.
  3. Messed Up Metabolism: According to a 2008 study conducted by University of Minnesota over 10,000 adults, consumption of only one diet soda per day increases the risk of metabolism syndrome by 34%. The symptoms are belly fat and high cholesterol.
  4. Reproductive Problems: Diet or not, the cans are coated with the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA), which has been linked to everything from heart disease to obesity to reproductive issues.  BPA leaches into liquids, so you’re ingesting trace amounts every time you drink diet soda.
  5. Creates Terrible Hangover: cocktails made with diet soda can make you intoxicated faster. According to study out of the Royal Adelaide hospital in Australia , sugar-free mixers allow liquor to enter your bloodstream much faster than those with sugar, leaving you with much more hangover.
  6. Leads To Dehydration: These are not a good way to satisfy your thirst. Diet soda is devoid of nutritional value and the caffeine content may contribute to dehydration. Caffeine is a diuretic, this means it makes you urinate. The more you drink, the more you will “go”, which drains the body of water. Dehydration can cause dizziness, headaches, speeding heart, seizures and, in extreme cases, death.
  7. Cell Damage: Diet soda has mold inhibitors which are not found in the regular sodas. They contain sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate which damages the cell walls.
  8. Rotten Teeth: Just because a soda is diet and sugar free, doesn’t mean it’s healthy for your teeth either. With a pH of 3.2, diet soda is very acidic. The acid is what dissolves enamel, and the adults who drink three or more sodas a day have worse dental health according to University of Michigan analysis of dental checkup data.
  9.  Worsen Allergies: Due to the benzoate and potassium benzoate in diet soda, it aggravates allergies and causes damage to DNA, also increase the risk of asthma and allergies.
  10. Reaction To Aspartame: Aspartame, the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke, can cause dizziness headaches, digestive distress, and mood changes.