Diet Soda!

Diet Coke
Diet Coke

Diet Soda!

There has been a long debate on whether diet soda is bad for you. I have been drinking diet soda for years and I have not had the health issues that many articles indicate. Reading the 7 side effects of diet soda again makes me question who did these studies.

Kidney problems

This article states that women who drink two or more diet sodas a day may have have a decrease in kidney function. Is it a fact that the diet soda is causing the kidney decline or are these women not drinking enough fluids? Being dehydrated can also cause a decline in kidney function.

Messed-up Metabolism

This article states that one diet soda a day can cause metabolic syndrome. I have been drinking diet soda for eight years. I have average belly fat and low cholesterol. My mom has been drinking diet soda for 37 years and she also has low belly fat and low cholesterol. They do say they are not sure if it is diet soda or people’s eating habits. I say it is people’s eating habits that cause this problem.

Obesity

For years researchers have been saying that diet soda causes obesity because the body is tricked into thinking it is eating sugar and wants to have more. I find that diet soda helps curb my appetite. I am not obese and my mom is not obese either. What about the food these people are eating and are they working out to stay fit?

A Terrible Hangover

When you drink too much alcohol you are going to get a hangover. Diet soda or regular soda will not change that fact. If you don’t want a hangover, don’t drink.

Cell Damage

Researchers believe that diet soda can cause allergic reactions and mild irritations because of cell damage. Diet soda could possibly cause this but what about preservatives in all foods? I am sure there are many products that have preservatives that are just as bad. How about the chemicals they put into the drinking water. That could also cause cell damage.

Rotting teeth

Acid in diet soda can cause the enamel on your teeth to dissolve and then your teeth will begin to rot. There are fruits that are highly acidic. Lemonade and orange juice are acidic. Many children drink those and their teeth are not rotting. I drink a lot of diet soda and my teeth are not rotting. Maybe people who drink diet soda do not take care of their teeth.

Reproductive Issues

Now they are blaming the plastic bottle that the soda comes in. I agree plastic is not the best to drink out of. Glass and aluminum cans are a better choice. This is really stretching the belief that diet soda is bad for you.

Diet soda is one of the many things that have many artificial ingredients. Think of chips, cookies, candy, packaged food, frozen food, etc. Those products have just a many harmful ingredients as diet soda. Even our meat, dairy, and produce contain hormones or pesticides that are harmful to humans. In the end it comes down to moderation and healthy living. If you eat a healthy diet, exercise, and eat limit packaged food and soda you will more than likely be fine. But you never know, you could walk across the street and get hit by a car and die. You can’t blame that on diet soda. I’M NEVER GIVING UP MY DIET COKE! 🙂

1 thought on “Diet Soda!

  1. I’ve been drinking Diet Coke for years also and haven’t found that I have any of the issues that you mentioned in your blog post. I find that it does curb my appetite also, but I have heard that it does make you want more sugar. I’m starting to believe it a little more as I’m getting older and have gained a few pounds over the years. Sometimes it makes me wonder if it’s because I’m drinking more soda or stress eating. Either way, I agree that anything that we consume could impact the outcome that we have on our bodies and minds.

    I won’t give up my Diet Coke either!

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