Diet Soda Addiction

Consequences of consuming Diet Soda

We all know that sodDiet Sodaa companies are now facing the biggest challenge. That is making it look and sound some how healthy to persuade even the health conscious to try their product.

I know a person who can’t go without drinking the soda everyday. And now the person is convinced that diet soda is better than the soda. I don’t know how that works though.

I come across an information on Dr Mercola about this topic and think that you should know the facts, to decide for yourself.

From survey results,  people who drink diet beverage in average more than 26 ounce per day and out of them 3% will consume diet soda atleast 4 per day.

According to experts people can become dependent both psychologically and physically on it. Even though diet soda  is not as addictive as the drug nicotine, the artificial sweeteners in the diet soda can make them addictive. It is still unsure why caffeine addicted people get dependent on caffeine-free varieties as well.

People drink diet soda, since they think it will help them perform more in a certain activity. And the artificial sweetener in the soda makes you crave more since it doesn’t satisfy you, the way you want it to. So you keep on going back to it, to receive the ‘high’ that is just out of reach.

As we all know too much of everything and anything is not good for you in the long run. In this case habitual diet-soda consumption has been linked to an increased risk of low bone mineral density in women, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. And a growing body of research suggests that excessive diet soda intake may actually encourage weight gain.

Do you know that the human brain is so clever it can distinguish between real sugar and artificial sweetener, even if your conscious mind can’t? when you consume an artificial sweetener; your body craves both more of it along with more real sugar, because your brain is not satisfied at a cellular level by the sugar impostor! And a growing body of research suggests that excessive diet soda intake may actually encourage weight gain.

You might ask what is an Artificial Sweetener? Splenda is the brand name for the chemical compound called sucralose that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It’s worth noting that Splenda is actually 99 percent sugar, with 1 percent sucralose added. This is how strong a sweetener sucralose actually is.

Some of the diseases linked to long term diet soda use is as follows:

Some of the discomforts associated with Splenda are as follows:

Source: CNN


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One Response to “Diet Soda Addiction”

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Time October 10, 2012 at 1:51 am

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