Ten ways diet soda is harmful for your body.

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We all know that soda has a lot of sugar. Diet soda is not any better since it contains artificial sweeteners, which are also unhealthy. But that’s not all. Soda also contains several other ingredients that are damaging your health. So, Here is a list of ten ways diet soda is damaging your health.

1. Metabolic Syndrome.

daily diet soda consumption was associated with significantly greater risks of metabolic syndrome components. Drinking sugary sodas could lead to metabolic syndrome components like obesity, diabetes and heart attacks.

2. Skin Rashes.

It may not be greasy or sugary, but diet soda is still one of the foods and drinks that can cause breakouts. Diet soda can dry out your skin and cause skin rashes. Also, it makes you more prone to acne and dark circles.

3. Accelerated Ageing.

Soda consumption may make certain cells in your body age faster. A new study concludes that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, prematurely ages white blood cells, which in term causes accelerated ageing.

4. Fatty Blood.

Regular soda consumption could increase triglycerides in your blood, which leads to hardened arteries and fatty blood. Some people have too much fatty blood in their blood and this increases their chances of having a heart attack.

5. Brain Damage.

Soda consumption damages our brain. The artificial food coloring, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners and caffeine in soda have been shown to cause disruptive behaviors such as aggression, lack of focus and abnormal brain function.

6. Tooth Sensitivity.

Sodas contribute to tooth decay and causes tooth sensitivity. The sugar causes cavities and the acids deteriorate tooth enamel. Dentists have reported significant enamel loss on the front teeth of teenagers who regularly drink sodas.

7. Weakened Kidneys.

The high levels of phosphoric acid in sodas have been linked to kidney stones and other renal problems, with diet soda most likely to have a negative effect on kidney function. The sugar and high fructose corn syrup in soda place pressure on the kidney functions.

8. Dehydration.

Soda consumption dehydrates our body. They highly dry up water from our body, just like coffee, tea and alcohol. Our bodies certainly need to hydrate, and whether we play sports or not, water is essential for every function of our bodies.

9. Fatty Liver.

Soda is often sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, which has several negative health consequences including fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for developing cirrhosis of the liver and heart disease.

10. Cancer.

Cancer tends to go hand-in-hand with other chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. For this reason, it is unsurprising to see that sugary drinks are frequently associated with an increased risk of cancer.

“The body achieves that which the mind believes.”

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Author: Madhusudhan

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