Hello Loyal Soup People! It’s getting hot out there, so it’s time I remind people to hydrate! But NOT with diet soda. I keep seeing health conscious people drinking this beverage and thinking they are making a good choice. To be blunt, diet soda is an extremely unhealthy beverage. It is very, very bad for you! Just a few reasons:
– It confuses the body. Diet soda may have no calories, but it is so sweet that it trains your brain to crave sweets.
– It confuses the mind. People often think that they are “saving” calories by drinking a diet beverage, so over-indulge in other parts of their meals. They end up consuming more calories overall.
– It is directly linked to Type 2 Diabetes. Several studies have shown that people who drink at least one diet soda a day are much more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.
– It has zero nutritional benefit. Other delicious beverages such as green tea (and even coffee) have been shown to have real health benefits. There is literally nothing positive about diet soda. Having seltzer water or water with fruit is a much healthier choice.
These are just a few reasons why you should avoid this chemical-laden liquid. Other studies have shown diet beverages to be linked to higher likelihood of depression, weak bones, bad teeth, wrinkled skin, and more.
Do you know what hasn’t been linked to any of these things? Water!!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!