7 Reasons to Avoid Diet Soda
Many people believe diet soda can make you fat because it makes you crave for sugar.
Another possibility is that people who are trying to lose weight or who have poor eating habits might consume diet soda. They may be more inclined to have a Diet Coke with large fries and a Big Mac as a calorie-saver.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS TROICK THE BRAIN
Diet sodas such as Diet Coke can cause brain cells to stop functioning properly and make it difficult for you to feel full. When our taste buds detect sweetness, even artificial sugar, our bodies expect something more hearty and caloric.
We might overeat if that calorie injection does not occur.
HIGHER RISK OF STROKE / HEART ATTACK
A study of 2500 New Yorkers over nine years revealed a 61% greater risk of developing vascular events among those who consumed diet soda every day.
The caramel coloring may be the culprit. These findings were presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.
You can either serve bread and rolls on individual bread plates, or you can pass them around in a basket. In this case, diners will take one piece and place it on their bread plate or plate. You can break off smaller pieces with your fingers. Butter the piece and then eat it. Before serving toast, cut it in half. You can butter toast, muffin halves, and hot biscuits all at once to allow the butter to melt.
To eat whole cherry tomatoes, you need to hold it steady with your knife or the edge of your salad bowl. Then stick a fork in its middle. Push the fork tines against the tomato to puncture it. If the tomato is too large, you can cut it in half using the holes made by the fork. You can also cut the tomato if it is small enough that it fits in your mouth. Take care not to let your lips touch the tomato while you bite. They are notorious for squirting.
CORN ON THE COB
Corn on the cob is best eaten raw, with your hands. It is popular at family and informal dinners as well as summer barbecues and seafood bakes. For a formal dinner party, corn should be cut from the cob and served with a dish. The only rule for corn on the cob should be to eat it neatly. There should not be any nonstop chewing or chomping. Corn holders make the job easier and save your fingers from getting burned. To hold the corn, insert the prongs into the ends of each kernel. Butter the corn by placing butter or pats on a plate. Then, use your knife to butter only a few rows at a time. Another school says you should butter the corn with a stick of butter. Be careful not to make your hands greasy, and use your napkin frequently.
RISK OF TOOTH ENAMEL DAMAGE
This post was inspired by a discussion about tooth decay in my comment section about drinking warm Lemon Water in the Morning.
Tooth enamel is damaged by soda. Regular soda contains both sugar and acid, while diet soda can cause damage to teeth.
To check if your soda contains phosphoric acid or citric acid, you should inspect it. This acid is more harmful than the former and is found in non-cola beverages.
Dr. Chris Wood, a former dentist in La Jolla told me that you should hold the can of soda in your mouth for a while before swallowing.
If you have to drink lemon water, a straw might keep the acid from your teeth. You can find links to glass straw manufacturers in the comment section of the lemon water post (link below).
DIET SODAS LIKE DIET COKE MAY LEAD TO BONE LOSS
Calcium is also excreted faster than usual by phosphatic acid. To keep up with the demand, your bones must donate calcium to the body.
You’re also reducing the amount of calcium in your body by drinking diet soda instead of calcium-rich drinks and snacks. This is often done to reduce calories and as part of a weight-loss program.
Instead of drinking soda, opt for water.
According to the FDA, aspartame can be taken in 50 mg per kilogram of body weight. For a 165 lb. Adults can consume approximately 21 diet sodas.
A study showed that rats exposed to high levels of aspartame were more likely to develop cancer. This was somewhere in the range of 8 to 2000 cans of diet soda per person, which is clearly excessive but worthwhile.
DOES DIET SODA DEHYDRATE YOU?
If diet soda contains caffeine, it can mildly dehydrate. Caffeine, a mild diuretic, increases the body’s urine production. To avoid dehydration from caffeinated drinks, consume more water. Caffeine can be used to increase urine production.
DIET COMES WITH A DIURETIC?
Recently, the myth that Diet Coke and diet sodas can cause dehydration was debunked. 46 mg of caffeine is found in a can of Diet Coke. The study found that diet soda drinkers did not experience diuretic effects. To experience diuretic effects, you would need to drink 250-400mg.
IS DIET SODA HYDRATING?
Diet soda is hydrating because it is mainly water-based. They are now a hidden source of water, and science has proven that they don’t have any diuretic effect on regular soda drinkers. It’s better to drink water than soda, given the health risks.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF DIET COKE?
Diet Coke, and other diet sodas, may be low in calories but can have side effects. They have been linked to low bone density, acne, obesity in children, high blood pressure, and many other diseases that can make drinking milk or water more tempting.
IS DIET SODA WORSE THAN REGULAR SODA?
Both diet soda and regular soda offer zero nutritional value. Although diet soda is lower in calories than regular soda (or none at all), artificial sugar tricks the brain into believing it is about to get energy. People who drink diet sodas tend not to eat enough to satisfy their cravings.