Diet soda is like everything else junk food related- it’s fine in moderation. But for those of you who drink diet soda regularly, you might as well be drinking regular soda! Diet soda could potentially be the cause of your health deterioration over time, but it’s not too late to quit.
By quitting a regular habit of drinking diet soda and switching to water, your body could go through an amazing range of changes by flushing out all the toxins. Diet soda is just replenishing those toxins back into your body. Here are 10 things that happen when you drink diet soda.
1. Your teeth are in jeopardy
Diet soda wears at your teeth overtime and can cause cavities. It’s assumed that the acidic content from the diet soda causes erosion to the teeth, causing the cavities.
2. Pregnant women can go into preterm labor
According to a Danish study, women who drank one or more diet sodas daily were more likely to deliver preterm babies. It’s also important to note that there was no link between regular soda intake and pre-term babies.
3. You’re at a greater risk for metabolic syndrome
A study conducted in the journal, Nutrients, confirmed that people who consume at least one diet soda a day are at greater risk for metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can signify the potential increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
4. It can induce early menstruation
The intake of artificially sweetened drinks is associated with the beginning of menstruation before age 11. So, if you’re the mother of a little girl, it might be best to lay off the diet soda.
5. Your breast milk can be impacted
Breast milk samples were analyzed from 20 volunteers and non-nutritive sweeteners were found in 65% of the samples, according to the Journal of Toxicology and Human Health. Looks like it’s best for breast-feeding moms to stay away from diet soda as well!
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