Sodas will make you fat. And they lead to other health problems. That “innocent” low-cal diet soda is really danger in a can.
A published study tracked the diets of men and women for nine years. Those who drank just one can of diet soda a day increased their risk of metabolic syndrome by 34%. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that lead to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases like cancer.
Just one can of diet soda a day puts you at almost a 10% higher risk of metabolic syndrome than eating a diet of fried foods! And regular soda isn’t any better. Another study found that it’s also associated metabolic syndrome.
The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinkseach year. No wonder over 50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome!
Instead of soft drinks, drink spring water or purified water. For a little added flavor, add fresh orange or lemon slices… even raspberries. You can even try a splash of natural fruit juice. For a change of pace, try iced tea or lemonade. If you like a little sweetness, add a touch of stevia — a natural calorie-free sweetener that you can find in any health food store.