I know we all are concerned about our health and the first place many start is the cutting out of sugar from their diets….but is that a wise decision?
First question to ask is….are these sodas healthier?
Diet sodas are popular beverages all over the world, especially among people who want to reduce their sugar or calorie intake.
Instead of sugar, artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, acesulfame-k, or sucralose, are used to sweeten them.
Almost every popular sugar-sweetened beverage on the market has a “light” or a “diet” version — Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi Max, Sprite Zero, etc.
Diet sodas were first introduced in the 1950s for people with diabetes, though they were later marketed to people trying to control their weight or reduce their sugar intake.
Despite being free of sugar and calories, the health effects of diet drinks and artificial sweeteners are controversial.
This is what happens to your body with the consumption of diet drinks…..
Every food or drink you include in your diet can affect your health. From orange juice consumption being linked to immune support to a cup of tea being linked to reduced inflammation, your dietary choices can profoundly impact your overall health.
And while you might lean on diet soda for that distinct sweet effervescence without worrying about loading up with sugar, doing so may have other effects on your health that you may not realize. Here are six other effects (positive and negative) that can happen when you sip diet sodas on the regular.
You can break your Diet drink addiction…..
There are plenty of simple steps you can take to decrease your intake of diet soda.
Start by slowly swapping it for other drinks in your diet. Here are a few alternative drinks to consider:
- flavored water
- herbal tea
- coconut water
- seltzer water
Look for versions of these drinks that either are unsweetened or have a lower sugar content. Try adding a splash of juice to water or seltzer.
You can make flavored water by adding cucumber slices, fresh or frozen fruit, herbs like basil and mint, or citrus fruits like lime or lemon to plain or sparkling water for a hint of flavor without added sugar.
Tye best way to handle this is talk with your medical professional….for I am in no way qualified to give medical advice…..
This post is just FYI and a place to start if you have an addiction to these drinks….
Always put your health first.
Have a great weekend…..Be well and Be Safe…..
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7 thoughts on “Do You Drink Diet Sodas?”
I rarely drink them, but when I do I drink sugar-free ‘PepsiMax’. I know it contains Aspartame, but I don’t consume enough of that chemical to worry about it. I would be more concerned about the 10-12 spoons of sugar found in a regular Coke.
Best wishes, Pete.
I just cannot ring myself to drink this stuff….I just limit my sugar intake…..chuq
It has always been a fact that dietary choices affect our health in one way or another.
Those choices were not so difficult back in the days before everything we eat began to be filled with fillers and preservatives and all kinds of other chemicals …. some of today’s food being nothing but chemicals … certain pizzas come to mind ….certain meat substitutes come to mind — right now as we sit here typing this response to your post, we are already so embalmed by food additives that I doubt we actually need a mortician anymore when we decease. So with this in mind let me say, “Yes, I drink coca cola and pepsi and others freely and often because at my advanced age it doesn’t matter anymore … and I have been drinking these things since my teens way back in the 1950s and I am still here …No, because we are all chemicalized by the food industry, one more additive is not going to make that much difference.
Thank you for sharing this helpful information.
You are welcome….hope it is useful….thanx for the visit and comment…..chuq
I stopped drinking all that crap years and years ago. After realizing one: they cost too much, and two they doesn’t do anything better than pure water. Also it helps to shut off your phones and give your brain a break from all the advertising for that stuff.
I also drink a lot of water….no sodas at all….I agree and weekends are my break…the mind needs a rest. thanx for your visit…..chuq