10 Side Effects of Drinking Diet Soda

Diet Soda Is Addictive

No wonder it's hard to stop at just one. It might be the fizz. It might be the taste. It might be something on the ingredient list.

Zero Health Benefits

Even though you slash 140 calories per can or 230 calories per 20-ounce bottle doing diet instead of regular, diet soda has no redeeming wellness qualities

Sweet Begets Sweet

That Diet Dew could easily lead to double dessert. While the artificial sweeteners approved for use in soda have been deemed "generally recognized as safe"

Harmful For Your Gut

"Artificial sweeteners can alter or kill beneficial bacteria in the gut," Whittel says. "We know that we need a healthy microbiome, not just for digestion, but for brain health,

Crave More Carbs

Your sweet tooth gets accustomed to sweet things the more and more you down soda, so instead of thinking an apple is sweet

Eating More Calories

Whether you eat more calories because you give yourself permission to (aka the double cheeseburger + fries + diet soda effect) or because you're craving those extra sweets

Metabolism Out Of Whack

 "The chemicals that are used to sweeten diet soda are not natural substances to the body and aren't put to good use. Once inside the body, they can cause inflammation

Water Falls By The Wayside

Every system in your body depends on water;the vehicle that carries nutrients to your cells and carries toxins away. There is no other nutrient that is so essential to health

A Sour Mood

Find yourself reaching for can after can when you're bored? Or when you're feeling down? Ever notice it's difficult to concentrate after a few sips? There might be a reason.

Diabetes Risk

A recent study showed that women who drank one 12-ounce diet soda had a 33 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes

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