Think drinking diet drinks will help you avoid the heavy sugar content of regular sodas? Consider the following quick facts.
- Aspartame – Most diet drinks contain this artificial sweetener which is 180 times sweeter than sugar. The FDA official stance is that the sweetener is “safe”. Animal studies link it to lymphoma and brain tumors in rodents. Human side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, memory loss and mood changes.
- The human body develops a taste for “sweeter” foods at every meal after constant aspartame consumption. Thus leading to extra calories being consumed during the day and weight gain an eventual side effect.
- Research suggests that the colorants used to darken cola products is directly linked to cancer.