There exists a lot of misinformation about the health benefits of diet sodas. Diet soda marketing campaigns have successfully convinced the public by showing thin models enjoying a diet soda and promoting its low calories. Meanwhile the medical community discovered potential health concerns associated with diet sodas because of artificial sweeteners and preservatives. Here are the hard facts about diet sodas.
Drinking diet soda is associated with a 2-fold decrease in kidney function.
Diet soda is linked to a 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of diabetes by 60%. The risk of heart disease and stroke is substantially increased by metabolic syndrome.
Research has linked the acidity in diet soda to dental erosion.
Drinking more than four cans of diet soda per day makes you 30% more likely to suffer from depression.
Just one diet soda a day can increase your risk of stroke and heart attack by 43%.
Drinking as little as two diet drinks a day can increase the incidence of obesity by 57%
I hope this information makes you think twice about drinking your next diet soda. Even if a diet soda contains only one calorie, it still causes an insulin spike, which can be enough to cause significant weight gain.