Diet Soda as a choice for lower calories
The word “Diet” has already become a part of our daily life, this is not a bad concept when you’re trying to improve your health and eating habits for better results, but when companies producing sweetened drinks also infringe into this topic and come out with something like Diet Soda, claiming it has lower sugar levels, this is something we should be really careful with.
The real situation is different from those claims those companies have. Low sugar in those drinks is a tricky word; the argument is simple and clear; instead of sugar, most manufacturers use artificial sweeteners called Saccharin and Aspartame, which are magic replacements for sugar. The impact of those sweeteners is known as destructive to health and is more likely to cause heart disease.
Lethal Impact of Diet Soda
An extended study was conducted on the subject for several years and concluded that people drinking two or more cans of diet soda are 30% more likely to have cardiovascular issues like heart attacks, and 50% more likely to die from heart diseases than people who don’t drink diet soda.
“This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our findings are consistent with some previous data, especially those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome,” says Dr.Ankur Vyas, a fellow in cardiovascular disease at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and the lead investigator of the study.
After an average follow-up of 8 years, the results defined the negative outcome of consuming such drinks as a composite of incident coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack, coronary revascularization procedure, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and cardiovascular death—occurred in 8.5 percent of the women consuming two or more diet drinks a day compared to 6.9 percent in the five-to-seven diet drinks per week group; 6.8 percent in the one-to-four drinks per week group; and 7.2 percent in the zero-to-three per month group.
Given he facts based on those studies and others who are still ongoing, we have to realize that theses product are not made with the concern of consumers’ health, it’s more likely a concern to fill up the pockets of those toxins’ producers, and it is obvious that their interest is primary and the only to make more profits out of our pockets.
You should think of cutting your consumption of diet sodas, and if there’s no way you can quit, at least use non diet products that usually do not have saccharine or aspartame as ingredients, that could be of less harm to your health.