How Aspartame In Diet Sodas Can Harm You
Along with a daily run and saying no to that cheesy slice of pizza, if you thought switching to diet sodas would help you lose weight, think again. Diet sodas if not “diet” in actuality, are much more harmful than you’d think. Basically instead of sugar, these drinks are sweetened with artificial products like cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose and last but not the least, the most dangerous of them all – aspartame.
With no sugar and a calorie free labeling, most of you would think that these drinks would help you trim off those extra inches. However, not only does it have no effect on you losing weight, it has added disadvantages to your body.
A person with a regular intake of diet soda will most definitely suffer from at least two of these conditions:
Here are some of the most dangerous effects of diet sodas that will hit an average consumer over the long run:
Obesity: The words “diet” from diet soda, and obesity may not mix well, but it has been proved by a University study that the more diet sodas a person consumes, the greater is their risk of getting overweight. Tricking your body into thinking its consuming sugar will only make you crave for more. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame disrupt the body’s ability to regulate the daily calorie intake.
Cell Damage: The chemicals used in diet sodas can damage DNA. These preservatives are also responsible for causing allergic reactions, hives and asthma
Teeth Rotting: Diet sodas are very acidic and easily dissolve the enamel of your teeth making it yellow and weak day by day. You will notice the change every time there’s a shooting pain in your teeth when you eat something hot or cold. Also, these diet drinks decay your teeth much faster than regular drinks due to the artificial sweeteners present.
Heart and Kidney danger: The preservatives in these drinks are known to cause obesity leading to an increase in belly fat. This increase in belly fat leads to a high cholesterol level and puts you at risk for heart disease. What’s more is that your kidney functioning begins to decline when you consume more and more of these drinks.
Drinking one can of diet soda a day is associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and Type II Diabetes. This syndrome causes a range of conditions such as increased waistline, raised cholesterol and a large bulk of weight.
There’s more to this diet drink than meets the eye, which is why most people have dismissed it as a fad.
Note: This article is not written by a doctor; to understand what doctors and scientists have to say about diet sodas and aspartame, please view the video below:
UPDATE: The video is no longer available on youtube. I wonder why?