Drinking soda can have negative health effects; more specifically, drinking too much diet soda can have serious health side effects. Just because they added the word “diet,” it doesn’t mean it is any healthier. In fact, the diet variety can be more harmful as it contains aspartame and other artificial, no-calorie sweeteners.

Overall, consuming soda’s added sugars can lead to weight gain, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. For this reason, diet soda seems to be an appealing option, but chemicals found in artificial sweeteners can still contribute to poor health effects.

A typical diet soda contains caffeine, sodium, artificial colors and sweeteners and very minimal nutrients. Many of diet soda’s ingredients can cause immediate side effects or they can develop over time. Considering the beverage doesn’t offer health benefits, there really is no point in consuming it. Unfortunately, more and more people are turning to diet soda as a calorie-free option.

Why is diet soda bad for your health?

Why exactly is diet soda bad for your health? Well, let’s consider the latest research…

A recent study from the University of Illinois pointed out that diet soda can actually contribute to weight gain – even though the prior belief was that, with no calories, it probably couldn’t. The reason why diet soda contributes to weight gain is……

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Just so you know, I quit drinking soda over 18 months ago. Yes, I have fallen off the wagon a few times. LOL  I rarely consume any caffeine. I am not perfect though. I have to have my chocolate. 😉     Yes, I know. Chocolate has caffeine.

Side effect – I lost weight.