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Diet Soda and Aspartame: The Unhealthy Ugly Truth

Soda, diet soda, and other processed diet foods usually contain high fructose sugar or aspartame, artificial and synthetic additives, filled with GMOs that are poison to your body. No nutrients, vitamins, just unhealthy ingredients.

Many people believe that diet soda can help you lose weight but just the opposite is true. Diet soda or any processed diet foods that has aspartame and other toxic ingredients have proven to actually cause you to gain weight.

Need Some Proof:

  • Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at San Antonio hosted 10 years of data on 474 participants form a larger group that was an ongoing study called the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging. These participants consumed 2 or more diet sodas a day and their waist sizes increased 6 times greater than those who did not drink diet soda.
  • According to a study from by researchers conducted in 2010 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases found that the body's reaction to ingestion of artificial sweetener appears that it confuses the brain on how to process it, which also indicates that it is causing many other negative and unhealthy consequences in your body functions.
  • At the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) completely debunked the news that drinking diet beverages is helpful to lost weight. According to their studies diet beverages with artificial sweeteners (aspartame) in causes an increase of 70% in waist size. They believe that using the term DIET is completely misleading. Further research showed that aspartame is actually responsible for raising blood sugar levels.

Studies have shown that soda contributions to many other health issues such as:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Cancer
  • Oral Health – can cause cavities

There are many reasons why not to drink diet soda or regular soda. So why not make today the day that you take the step to quit drinking soda completely and start living a healthy lifestyle

If you are trying to lose weight or just want to live a healthy lifestyle my suggestion would be to stop drinking soda, cut out processed foods, refined sugars, and simple carbohydrates.

Why not try eating real food that is organic or local harvest straight from Mother Nature. Clean organic whole foods can help reteach your body how to digest and use nutrients from healthy foods that God put on this earth for us to eat and stay healthy. We have to make a conscious decision on how we want to live and eat and those choices we make will dictate in so many ways how healthy our bodies are. Do not you think it's time to make some changes in your life and remember that your body is your temple!

Live organically, naturally, and be happy!