As I mentioned in a previous post I have been hearing a lot of bad things about drinking diet soda. Regular soda is generally bad for you due to the sugar and acid in it. Diet soda also has the acid that depletes important nutrients from you body, but it also has artificial sweetners that can harm you as well.
In February there was a study done on rats to see what artificial sweeteners would do. It actually increased their appetites and made them gain weight. There are reasons behind this that you can read about in the link that I will provide.
In the end they are not sure if this does the same thing in humans. They say that artificial sweeteners play tricks on the body so that it doesn't know how many calories it consumes. I read a ton of articles on this, but I felt that the Wikipedia one summed it all up pretty well, and included a list of beverages at the bottom to tell you which soda has which artificial sweetener.
I just have one problem... I not only drink Diet soda, but I put artificial sweetener in my coffee as well. I can give up soda, but giving up coffee will be like pulling teeth for me!!!
Here is the link to the article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_soda
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