The widely used diet soda sweetener Aspartame has been linked to an increased risk of developing leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Even if you drink just one diet soda with Aspartame in it per day, your risk of developing these cancers skyrockets.
Overall, the risk is higher if you are a man:
- 42 percent higher leukemia risk in men and women
- 102 percent higher multiple myeloma risk Men only
- 31 percent higher non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk in men only
That’s just for one soda per day! If you drink more than one, you’re practically sentencing yourself to cancer! This blog has chronicled the many risks of drinking diet soda in many different articles. Overall, you
need to know two very important things:
- You will not lose weight by drinking diet soda
- There is no such thing as a safe amount of diet soda
In fact, you should cut out all foods that contain Aspartame, not just diet soda.
Health effects of Aspartame
Aspartame has some frightening and even weird health effects. Pilots who consume aspartame while flying have reported some serious toxic reactions including grand mal seizures and vertigo.
Chronic aspartame ingestion has been shown to trigger or worsen a number of serious health problems. According to research documented on the FDA’s website, aspartame is linked to or worsens the effects of:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Attention Deficit Disorder
According to Dr. Mark Gold, the author of the research on aspartame on the FDA website, aspartame is “a very slow poison” and “is not beneficial to anyone with a chronic illness”. According to Dr. Gold’s estimates in 1996, there were approximately 7.6 million cases of people suffering from some form of aspartame toxicity from 1988 to 1994 (the year Dr. Gold published his findings). With horrific numbers like that, it’s truly puzzling why aspartame (a product of Monsanto, Inc.) is still used in food today.
Other ways Diet Soda affects your Health
61% Higher risk of heart attack and stroke. According to the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS) people who drink diet soda face a significantly higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Hannah Gardener, the lead author of the NOMAS study warns: “diet soda may not be the optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages.”
Weight gain. An eight-year study conducted at the University of Texas showed that drinkers of diet soda gained more weight than people who drank regular, sugar sweetened soda! How come? Artificial sweeteners trigger insulin production, just like real sugar. Excess insulin production causes you to gain weight.
Shorten your life. People who drink one 8 ounce glass of soda per day knock an average of 1.8 years off their life. Drink 20 ounces or more per day and you’ll be cutting as much as 4.4 years off your life.
Type 2 diabetes. Drinking one diet soda per day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 36%. Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame act just like sugar in your body, there’s no health benefit whatsoever in using artificial sweeteners.
Why you should trade soda for alkaline water
If you’ve been drinking soda for any amount of time, you’ve been slowly ingesting a slow poison, and it’s time to detoxify. Alkaline water can help your body heal from the ravages of soda because it supplies minerals like magnesium that soda strips from your body. It also hydrates better than plain water, and you need good hydration to help your body purge toxins. For every bad effect that soda has on your health, alkaline water has a beneficial effect. It’s the reason that alkaline water has become so popular with the public.
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