Why Diet Drinks are Bad for You

Soda and other sugary drinks are designed to be addictive. Businesses want to sell their drinks to you, so it makes sense that they would design them with creating repeat customers in mind. This would not be a problem if these sweet drinks weren’t so unhealthy. If you over indulge in the soda pop department, you can easily develop some unwanted health issues such as, becoming obese, developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, kidney disease, skin damage, etc.

That is what makes diet drinks so appealing. It is a have your cake and eat it too situation. You can enjoy a tasty beverage while avoiding all the negative issues that comes from consuming lots and lots of sugar. But diet drinks may not be as healthy as they appear at first. The substances used to make artificial sweeteners, like Splenda taste so sweet have their own complications that make them unhealthy choices.

What do diet drinks do to you?

Cause headaches

Aspartame, the compound used in many different artificial sweetener brands, tastes 200 times sweeter than regular refined sugar. This sweet overload can lead to some pretty devastating headaches.

Cause skin breakouts

Diet drinks may not actively clog your pores like some greasy and sugary dishes out there. But it can still cause some pretty serious damage to your skin. Specifically, it can dehydrate your skin which can lead to irritation and itchiness.

Leads to depression

A survey of over 250,000 adults that drink diet soda, showed that these adults were 30 percent more likely to be depressed.

Creates bad eating habits

An unforeseen danger that one encounters from drinking a lot of diet beverages is that they tend to reward themselves from “eating healthily” and think they can eat extra big desserts.

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