6. Your heart health will be at risk
Studies show that postmenopausal women who have 2+ diet sodas daily were more likely to have heart troubles. This includes coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, a heart attack, etc.
7. Your bone density can decrease
Adults who drink diet soda were reported to have less bone density, especially in the hip area. The two causes for this happening are torn between the phosphorous leaching calcium from bones or interfering with calcium metabolism.
8. You have a greater risk for cancer
Potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate are typically added to diet soda along with sugar to prevent spoilage. Benzene is a carcinogen that forms from these preservatives that can increase the risk of cancer, although the amount identified in diet soda is lower than the hazardous amount.
9. Your alcohol tolerance will slip
Mixing diet soda and alcohol can get you feeling a little more tipsy than you bargained for. This can be dangerous, especially if you’re the driver. If you planned on ‘just one drink’ so you’re able to water it down with a big dinner, be sure to steer clear from diet soda and alcohol.
10. Your appetite can increase
A study confirmed that people who drank diet soda were three times more likely to select candy over gum or water, in comparison to those who drank regular soda or mineral water.
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This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.