Today we are all going to look at dangerous ingredients that are in diet soda, some of the side effects diet soda will cause, and some diseases and complications you may develop. First, the main ingredients in diet soda, and why they are so harmful. The main ingredients that are in diet soda are aspartame and saccharin. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, and it is a protein produced from aspartic acid. Aspartame is used in any different foods and drinks because it is about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so that means much less of it can be used to give the same amount of sweetness.
Obesity rates have skyrocketed. The majority of Americans would most likely express a desire to lose weight. People all over the country have resorted to drinking diet soda, because they believe that it is a healthier option than the full-calorie version of the popular beverage. In her article “Dieting? Why you should Ditch Diet Soda,” author Elisa Zied provides insight on the detriments that Diet Cola might actually cause to one’s health.
This is because diet soda gets it’s flavoring from artificial sweeteners, which is not natural sugar, and bacteria in your mouth needs sugar to grow. Although diet soda may not contain sugar, it does have acid, and over time this acid can strip the enamel from your teeth and leave them more vulnerable to cavities from other sugary
When you drink diet sodas you are risking having to have headaches or migraines often. These headaches would be a daily nuisance not letting you function as you normally would. The fact that headaches are linked to diet sodas and are caused by aspartame, was established by a dietitian, and published by a health magazine should be enough evidence to ban diet soda. Another reason, a ban on diet sodas should be exercised is because they cause weight gain. An experiment on lab rats showed that the rats that ate artificial sweetener gained more weight than the rats that ate natural sugar (Oaklander 22).
You pull into the drive thru at McDonalds and think to yourself “should I get a coke or stick with my diet and get a diet coke”; well if you actually look at the ingredients you would see that diet is not the way to go. Contrary to popular belief, the alternative drink is not really helpful for your diet after many years of research have shown. Although you would be saving calories, the drink does not provide any nutritional value whatsoever. Coke is now preferred over diet because it causes weight gain, deadly diseases, and many health problems. Of course all coke, Pepsi’s, etc.
Phosphoric acid is in all soda and interferes with the use of calcium which can lead to osteoporosis. Phosphoric acid also neutralizes hydrochloric acid and so digestion cannot properly take place. Aspartame is another ingredient in sodas, particularly Diet Soda. Aspartame is a carcinogen and becomes wood alcohol also known as methanol. In large amounts Aspartame can make someone who drinks diet soda, constantly, feel depressed, fatigued, dehydrated, and/or hungry.
It is a well known fact that both diet soda and regular soda are bad for the health either ways and they both have differences in their pros and cons. Some studies have shown that consuming diet soda frequently despite its zero calories may eventually cause you to gain weight in all areas of the body. Although diet soda might appear as a perfect substitute for regular soda because it has zero calories, it really isn’t all that perfect. A lot of artificial chemicals and sweeteners are being used in producing Diet soda. These artificial sweeteners have become widely accepted as a substitute for sugar because of their lower calorie count.
Obesity is a cause of that sustenance. The article “Obesity Facts,” states that a can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar. This sweetener has many other ingredients that make people want to eat more, in fact, sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Furthermore it states that children and teenagers drinking soft drinks or energy drinks leads to obesity. Fizzy drinks can also cause kidney stone especially when you put them in the freezer.
Diet Soda: A Guilt Free Beverage with Harmful Effects on the Body Think of the countless times at a restaurant you have been put on the spot to choose a beverage once seated by the waiter. Considering what you may have heard about sugar- free soda, would the possibly harmful affects it may have on your body outweigh the number of calories you may be saving by allowing you to consume a high calorie meal? To some, artificially sweetened carbonated beverages, such as diet soda, have the same delicious taste as regular soda, but only with the satisfaction of knowing the beverage spares calories to compensate in a high calorie meal. Some people enjoy nothing more than a nice cold glass of sugar-free and calorie free diet soda to wash down some greasy, cheesy, high-calorie pizza when eating out. The guilt free, no sugar, and no calorie soft drink complements a high calorie meal and a possibly guilty conscious, therefore many people assume that it is good for their health.
Artificial sugars are much more damaging to the body than people believe. In an article titled, "Sweeteners" by Roger French, he notes that, "People who consumed diet soft drinks [that contained artificial sweeteners or sugars], were more likely to gain weight than those who consumed naturally-sweetened drinks (Sweeteners)". This occurs because artificial sweeteners, in a sense, fool the body into thinking it needs less energy, but late... ... middle of paper ... ...man body, people should consume regular soda without the artificial sweeteners if there way no way to avoid soda at all. Nowadays, there are so many other ingredients than artificial sugars that cause harm to the human body, so it is extremely important to at least get rid of artificial sugar in your diet. Although many people skip the whole process of checking the ingredient label, It is important to check to make sure that they don’t contain any artificial sugars or any other harmful ingredients.