Just how bad is diet soda for you? Find out below.
Ok, there are very few things I have zero tolerance for. I am a pretty understanding girl, if I do say so myself. But my number one pet peeve? Regular soda. Call it pop, call it soda pop, call it a diet drink, call it cola, but it doesn't matter. Seriously, check this out, it’s bananas:
Yeah, regular soda and energy drinks infuriate me, but before you go stocking up on the diet stuff, beware!! There are some seriously freaky chemicals making up your fave drink.
So what is in diet soda (or diet pop)? Here are the ingredients in a diet coke:
Are all diet sodas created equal? Actually, no! Colas, aka the dark drinks like Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper are considered more potentially damaging because of the phosphoric acid (which, we just learned, decreases bone density and greatly increases your risk of kidney disease) – so your clear sodas like Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Diet Mountain Dew, etc. are slightly better options. But they still have artificial stuff, so don’t go nuts.
So, bottom line, ladies and gents?? Knix the clearly bad for you regular sodas, limit the still not good for you diet sodas, and up the ante on the water!