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May 7, 2017

The Dangers Of Diet Soda

by Wendy Myers

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I was surprised that a client ended our session last week by asking me, “Do you have a diet soda in the studio? I am so thirsty, I’ve got to have one!” I smiled and told him I was sorry, that all I had was bottled water. He motivated me to write a post on diet soda, since hydration is not only an essential part of our workout lives, but also of our daily lives.

Did you know that according to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, drinking diet soda every day is associated with doubling your risk of kidney decline? Or that the acidity of the soda may be causing dental erosion? And the American Academy of Neurology says that if you are drinking four or more cans a day, you are 30% more likely to be suffering from depression.

The November 2013 Prevention Magazine not only mentions the above facts, but also says that stroke and heart attack can increase by as much as 43% if you are downing more that 1 can a day. There are other articles being written about metabolic syndrome, and diet soda is linked to a 34% higher risk. Read More

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