This should be obvious but diet sodas have no real nutritional value.
They are simply a thirst quenchers or alternatives when trying to break your habit of drinking regular sodas that are loaded with sugar.
Check out the nutrition facts label on the container of a diet soda and you will find a list of zeros, with the possible exception of sodium and caffeine.
Diet sodas are also bad for your teeth. The artificial sweeteners in these beverages can harm your teeth due to its highly acidic nature.
If you do not want your teeth to be damaged, avoid these light drinks.
Also, further investigation uncovered the risk of obesity is even greater for people who only drink diet beverages. Some of this could be do to trade-off rationalization.
The thinking being if you give up all that sugar by drinking a diet cola you can super-size whatever you are going to eat.
Also, it is believed that various receptors in your body may react to artificial sweeteners as they would to natural sugar and signal the rest of your body to adjust accordingly.
In this case the body may develop cravings for sugar that was not there.
All of this can become a loop of reactions that can result in obesity and in general not healthy for your WellBeing..!
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Regular soda is loaded with calories, so maybe you switched to diet soda and thought you were doing yourself a favor, but that just isn’t the case. A number of things happen to your body if you are a diet soda drinker. The sweet beverage can have an effect on everything from your teeth to your mood. This graphic appeared on Prevention.com, and is a good thing to keep in mind. Let’s look at each part of our systems diet soda can hurt.
Diet soda is highly acidic, so if you are drinking three or more cans a day, your risk of tooth decay goes up. A 2006 study from the University of Michigan concludes that: “carbonated soft drinks may cause significant long-term enamel dissolution.”
According to a study by the University of Texas Science Center, San Antonio, diet soda drinkers are more likely to be overweight and obese. “On average, for each diet soft drink our participants drank per day, they were 65 percent more likely to become overweight during the next seven to eight years, and 41 percent more likely to become obese,” Sharon Fowler, faculty associate in the division of clinical epidemiology in the Health Science Center’s department of medicine, said at the time of the study.
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