Does the word diet on the soda can mean it’s good for you?

by O2Living Editorial Team @o2living
posted on May 01st 2011
Does the word diet on the soda can mean it’s good for you?

The word “diet” doesn’t always mean a product is healthier. The reality is that diet soda is actually worse than regular soda. 

It is not the soda that is bad; it’s the artificial sweeteners it contains that can have a negative impact on your health. Because of your body chemistry, drinking the faux−sugar may actually cause you to gain weight − perhaps even more so than having regular sugar. 

In addition to potential weight gain, studies have linked artificial sweeteners to other negative health effects. Aspartme, an active ingredient in NutraSweet and Equal, contains toxic methanol. This sweetener was once listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent and has been linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma. Breaking your soda habit is essential to your good health but how do we survive without it? 

Drinking lots of Tea or Green Tea is just as refreshing and provides lots of health benefits. 

Squeeze fresh lemon or limejuice into a pitcher of filtered water and top it with cucumber slices. The citrus is great for detoxing your system. 

Add seltzer water to fresh squeezed juice for a sweeter, tastier, zingier beverage. Use one part juice to two or three parts seltzer.

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