Diet sodas are a staple diet in most parts of the world today. With Americans drinking two cans of diet sodas each day, it has become essential to analyze its health impacts on humans body. People think that it is the best alternative for weight watchers and is a health tip, as they come with zero calories or sugar. However, the truth is far from that. Let us see why diet sodas are so bad for our health by reading about the latest health news related to sodas.
Problems with kidney:
Diet soda is bad for your kidneys. Researchers have found that diet cola increases the risk of kidney damage by two-fold. This is especially true in Case of women who drank more than two sodas each day. Sugar-sweetened sodas that contain diet sweeteners are responsible for declines in kidney health.
The fact is that diet soda does not help you to lose any weight. According to a study conducted by University of Texas Health Science Center, the more diet sodas a person consumes, he or she is at a greater risk of putting on more weight and eventually becoming obese. It was found that consuming two or more cans of diet soda per day was responsible for increased waistlines by 500%. This is because; artificial sweeteners disturb the natural ability of body regulates the intake of calories depending on the sweetness of the food. This was suggested from an animal study conducted by Purdue University. Reportedly, people who intake more of diet foods have a tendency to overeat because food cravings increase and your body is tricked into believing that it is consuming more sugar.
Problems in body metabolism:
A study conducted Minnesota University in 2008 on 10000 adults, revealed that even one diet soda per day increases the risk of metabolic syndrome by as high as 34%. Belly fat and high cholesterol increase the risk for heart diseases as well.
Mold inhibitors which are used as preservatives in diet sodas severely damage body cells. They are known as sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate, which damage mitochondrial DNA and inactivate kit. This preservative is also found to lead to asthma, allergy, and hives. They also irritate eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
Cocktails made with diet soda makes you get drunk faster because these sugar-free mixers permit alcohol to easily enter your bloodstream at a faster rate as compared to those with sugar, according to a study by the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia.
Diet soda has a ph of 3.2 and is hence very acidic. The acid dissolves tooth enamel readily and people who drink three or more sodas per day have very poor dental health. Diet soda causes rotten teeth, more fillings, and missing teeth.
Soft drinks are coated with endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) which causes reproductive problems, obesity, and heart diseases.