Diet Soda and the Body
While diet soda may seem like a dieter’s dream – the lack of sugar, carbs and calories actually cause some adverse side effects.
Teeth: Drinking 3 or more diet sodas per day increases your risk of tooth decay due to the extremely high acidity level.
Mood: drinking 4 or more cans of diet soda a day makes you 30% more likely to develop depression.
Heart: A study in 2012 found that guzzling down at least one diet soda a day increases heart attack risk by 43%.
Metabolic Syndrom: By drinking diet-soda daily, you are increasing your risk of metabolic syndrome by nearly 40%.
Kidneys: A recent study of 3,000 women found that drinking at leasy 2 diet sodas a day can DOUBLE the risk of kidney disease.
Weight: Each daily serving of diet soda increases your risk of obesity by 41%.
Reproduction: Soda cans and bottles typically contain the chemical BPA, which can alter your hormones and decrease your fertility.
Diabetes: Drinking at least 1 diet soda every day is associated with a 67% greater risk of type 2 diabetes.
SOURCES Teeth: University of Michigan and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine; Mood: American Academy of Neurology; Heart: American Heart Association; Metabolic Syndrome: Circulation; Kidneys: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Weight:University of Texas Science Center, San Antonio; Reproduction: Harvard University; Diabetes: Diabetes Care