Not only does diet soda not help you to lose weight, it can harm brain cells. And if that’s not scary enough, it can increase the risk of heart attack, vascular disease and stroke.
There is NO benefit to drinking diet soda.
A ten year study at the University of Texas, found that women who drank diet soda, gained instead of lost weight, and the weight gained tended to occur in the stomach area.
The researchers proposed that the artificial sweeteners used in diet soda might actually increase cravings for real sweets. The waistline of those who consumed 2 cans or more of diet soda grew 70 times faster than those who drank other beverages. Another study on mice suggested that Equal (aspartame) damaged the pancreas in the same way that happens in diabetics.
Well known neurosurgeon, Russell Blaylock M.D. an on-going researcher demonstrates that the chemical in the artificial sweetener, Equal (aspartame), actually are toxic and kill brain cells.
And most recently, a study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine found that diet soda drinkers had a 61% higher risk of vascular events.
Try replacing your diet soda with sparkling water. You still get the carbonation, but without the dangerous chemicals.
If you want a sweeter taste, find those drinks in the supermarket that are sweetened with erythritol or stevia. These are healthy, natural sweeteners with little or no calories.
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
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