You may be thinking about doing your health a favor by drinking diet soda. I agree that it is calorie-free. But, does it really improve your health? Probably not! It impacts your body on the negative side in a number of ways.
Here is a list of diet drink impacts and you can make a decision after reading them.
Diet Drink Triggers Your Mood
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Diet drink has an artificial sweetener named Aspartame that closely works with the brain but not in a positive way. This sweetener actually worsens your mood and leads to depression and anxiety. The neurotransmitters – glutamate and dopamine – released by aspartame influence your brain function and keep you addicted to the drink. Perhaps, we think that a diet drink is free from chemicals and is totally fine for your health but this mood-food connection does not appear nice anymore.
Diet Drink Does Not Really Put You On Diet
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The irony about drinking a diet soda is that it adds the calorie count. Sugar-sweetened soda is closely linked to obesity. Let’s understand this with some basic math.
A regular soda adds 140 calories to your regular day. Diet soda actually creates an image as zero calories and you get a free pass that lets you eat more. Your metabolism now worsens and your body might want more energy as a result of which you eat more and gain weight.
Diet Soda Interferes In Your Digestive Process
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It is important to keep your gut health stronger for digestive comfort. Natural gut bacteria have the tendencies to improve your immunity, mental health, and energy levels. Unfortunately, the sweeteners used in diet soda tend to affect the good bacteria present in the gut microbiome.
Similarly, digestion of aspartame happens in the form of broken substances like aspartic acid, methanol, and phenylalanine. As a result, they hinder your digestion ability and increase the chance of stroke.
What Can One Diet Soda A Day Do To Your Body?
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In addition to the impacts mentioned above, you can also see notable changes in your body with just one diet soda a day.
You can notice a change in food choices.
The sugary content of diet soda dehydrates your skin and you are actually vulnerable to acne.
Dehydration of the body is also related to bone mineral density. As the latter goes down, it can hinder your daily activities.
The unexpected impact is on your teeth. A regular soda drinker has cracks on the teeth.
Don’t get carried away by the word ‘diet’ as it is just to attract your eyes and not ‘really’ improve your health! So, when you are quitting diet soda?
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