5 Ways Diet Soda is NOT Diabetes Friendly

Diet soda sounds like a healthy alternative to soda, right?


I’ve been saying this for years, and I am happy to say it again, here: diet soda is not good for you.

Here are 5 ways that diet soda is destroying your health.

#1 Leads to Accelerate Brain Aging

A group of researchers looked at regular sugar consumption and potentially correlated health issues. They reported that people who consumed sugary drinks regularly were more likely to have tinier brains, poorer memory, and a significantly smaller hippocampus (the learning and memory center of the brain). This naturally led them to question how diet soda might differ in these health concerns.

What they found was pretty shocking: people who consumed diet soda were three times as likely to develop a brain stroke and dementia than those who drank regular soda.

So, best to just stick to regular water.

#2 Increases Risk of Diabetes

A study published in Diabetes Care shared that diet soda drinkers were 36% more likely to develop metabolic syndrome and a whopping 67% higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

#3 Can Damage Your Heart

A massive research study out of Sweden examined over 42,000 soda drinkers (all men). Men who consumed Diet Coke regularly had a 23% higher risk of heart failure.

#4 It De-Stabilizes Your Mood

Aspartame, the sweetener in diet sodas, is a known neurotoxic chemical. This means that aspartame enters your brain and basically makes it do spastic things. In fact, consuming aspartame can increase your risk of depression by 30% according to one study.

#5 It Makes You Fatter

Artificial sweeteners mess with your brain and interfere with your body’s ability to regulate how much it is eating. As a result, you are more likely to gain weight by eating too much.

And it’s not just a few calories and extra pounds, either: diet soda drinkers have a 70% increase in waist circumference compared to non-drinkers.

So, tell me again: why are you drinking diet soda? It is not helping you.

Repeat. It is not helping you! Stick to natural tea and water instead for your best life.

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American Academy of Neurology. URL Link. Retrieved May 1, 2017.

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Diabetes Care. URL Link. Retrieved May 1, 2017.


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