A lot of people who are trying to decrease their calorie-intake, avoid regular soda and opt for diet soda. In general diet soda doesn’t has a high calorie-count, therefore it is accepted as a good method to either lose or maintain your weight.
Healthy Kidneys & Diet Soda
However according to a recent study introduced at the American Society-of-Nephrology’s annual meeting you may reconsider your option to drink diet soda. During this study, scientists observed volunteers associated with the Nurses’ Health Study. More than three thousand women were selected who had excellent normal functioning kidneys. A survey was done among the women about their eating regime which included the quantity of soda they consumed, both diet or artificially-sweetened and usual or sugar sweetened soda.
Women, who consumed two and more diet soda servings on a daily basis, had twice the risk that their kidney function will deteriorate more rapidly. Women who consumed the regular soda had no declination of their kidney function.
A highly popular diet soda’s ingredients include: High Fructose Corn-syrup, Carbonated Water, Phosphoric Acid, Caramel Colour, Caffeine, Natural Flavours, Potassium Benzoate, Aspartame and Citric Acid. Taking these ingredients into consideration, it is highly unhealthy. Besides water, there is nothing nutritional for your body. In fact these ingredients should be avoided as all of them can do potential harm.
Dark sodas contain phosphoric acid, an element which stimulates calcium-removal from your bones, which result in weaker bones.
Besides the fact that usual soda was not causing kidney dysfunction according to the study, it is not a healthy beverage. The majority of ingredients are similar, except for the fact that artificial sweetener is substituted by high fructose corn-syrup or sugar. These two substances are associated with an increased risk to develop diabetes, stroke, heart disease and hardened arteries!
All food substances manufactured by humans should be avoided, particularly diet sodas due to their negative impact on your kidneys!