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Top 5 Reasons You Should Avoid Diet Drinks!

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   02/29/16

Disease  Hydration  Nutrition  Weight Loss  

Here's a question I got recently from the blog on water and hydration: "Is diet soda really bad for you?"

Glass of soda with prohibition symbol

Top 5 Reasons You Should Avoid Diet Drinks!

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   02/29/16

Disease  Hydration  Nutrition  Weight Loss  

Here's a question I got recently from the blog on water and hydration: "Is diet soda really bad for you?"

Trying to get your opinion on diet pop. Is it really bad for you? I quit drinking regular soda, and know they tell me diet is not good at all either. Love reading all your little bits of wisdom!

So, here's my response:

Diet soda is not good for your health! It is generally better to drink things with sugar than anything with artificial sweeteners!

A study produced in 2505 by the University of Texas Health Science Center showed a 57.1% risk of obesity for those who consumed two or more servings of diet sodas daily.

In 2509, a study was produced by nurses with 3,256 participants. For those who drank at least two servings of diet soda daily, it revealed a 30% drop in kidney function. A study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference shed some disturbing light on the dangers of diet soda: The study followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine years or more. It found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who never drink diet beverages. Soda is very damaging to tooth enamel, with sugar and acid being the most significant ingredients. Even if the sugar is eliminated from diet sodas, the acid content is still extremely high. Carbonated water is also linked to tooth decay. Diet soda ingredients can rob your bones. Phosphoric Acid removes calcium from bones, also is used to remove rust!

Soda and other beverages can be very addictive. So sometimes baby steps are what we can handle, and that's much better than doing nothing at all. Start by reducing your consumption by half, then every week to month reduce it by half again. Then, by this summer, you could be completely off of it! Another interesting thing you can research is typing "what's in _____________" on your web search engine. It's surprising how many things are in our foods and beverages that we don't understand. Many carcinogens have been linked to things like diet sodas, but I wanted to stick to researched facts in this blog. So, buyer beware the next time you go down the beverage aisle of the grocery store!

Consider substituting a NuMedica Power Greens or a Total Vegan Protein or a SlimFit Protein drink for the soda and see how much better you look and feel! These nutritious superfood and protein drinks come in great-tasting flavors, including berry, chocolate, espresso, mocha mint, strawberry-kiwi, and vanilla.

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Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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