Hot on the heels of claims about a study that supposedly correlated aspartame with lymphoma, but that turned out to be “weak”, a 2011 study linking diet sodas to “increased kidney decline” has been making the rounds of the anti-aspartame sites. With flavors like lime, pomegranate, green apple, and, yes, even eggnog (at holiday time), one can never get bored. During my PCOS Diva Jumpstart Program, I ask participants to eliminate soda, especially diet soda. Diet Coke has ingredients such as phosphoric acid, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, caffeine and aspartame; if not moderately consumed, these ingredients can cause health problems. It tastes pretty much like Diet Coke. This has changed most recently: Now that I am pregnant, I very rarely have any pop at all now. Many of diet soda’s ingredients can cause immediate side effects or they can develop over time.
At the time, I didn’t think much of it. Until recently, diet soda was generally accepted as a safer option than the regular drink for those with diabetes. Many common flavors of soda are available in diet versions, including cola, root beer, lemon-lime and orange. Is it drinking soda that causes the health problems? Also note that from 1 to 1.9 per day actually has an OR < 1 (the authors note “No association between lower levels of artificially sweetened soda intake and eGFR decline was seen, implying a threshold effect rather than one that increases linearly”). It usually does not contain any minerals. Overweight and obese adults who drink diet soda consume more calories than heavier adults who drink sugary beverages, says research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management.
Food may remain undigested which will cause bloating, gas and indigestion, according to eMed Expert. But the lie sounds fantastic and profound. An American Diabetes Association study showed that drinking diet soda is associated with wider waistlines in humans, which means diet soda can cause or aid in weight gain. A diet soda, on average, contains 45 mg of caffeine, but many people do not just consume one can of diet soda, nor is it their only source of caffeine. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of conditions which include high blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, raised cholesterol, and weight gain. Black or green tea – More calories than diet soda but both are also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The ADA suggests carefully counting the calories and carbs from milk or juice in your meal plan.