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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