By now, pretty much everybody who has the smallest interest in nutrition and overall health knows that drinking fizzy drinks are bad for you. Diet sodas came to market because people wanted an alternative to all those sugary drinks, but are they really the better option?
Well, at first it would seem that way. After all, they don’t have any sugar, right? Now, a can of regular soda can have up to ten teaspoons of sugar. Ten teaspoons of sugar! That’s more than the amount of sugar the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends you should have in a day.
So you would think diet soda is the way to go. But although there’s no sugar in it, there are a whole bunch of other things in it that trick our taste buds into thinking we’re tasting something sweet. And all those substances are bad for you.
One of the ingredients that poses the most concerns is a substance called Aspartame, an artificial sweetener that can be found in many diet sodas. Several important studies have shown there’s a link between this sweetener and many heart related illness and more.
Find out more about this silent killer and what it can do to your health by watching the video below.