Is Diet Soda Bad For You?

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A question that is asked by many people; "Is Diet Soda Bad for You?" Most diet sodas contain an artificial sweetener called Aspartame, which the majority of experts conclude, is not good for you. So, the simple answer to whether or not diet soda is bad for you is in fact "yes", it is bad for you! However, it is good to keep in mind that just about anything is bad for you if it is consumed in excess quantities.

While dieting, many people find that certain methods work well for them. Some dieters will even drink diet soda as a means to control their food cravings. There is no scientific evidence to support that consuming diet drinks works for this. However, many dieters are unwilling to part with their diet soda for this reason.

A lot of people claim that "soda is sweet, it tastes good and it even provides a reward while dieting". One reason the consumption of diet soda is popular is because it provides a sweet tasting alternative to a popular sweetener, high fructose corn syrup.

High fructose corn syrup is the sweetener for most regular sodas. This ingredient is well known for being high in calories and low in nutritional value. Therefore, companies involved in making diet drinks are looking to provide consumers with a different kind of sweetener.

Aspartame is the artificial sweetener of choice for many of today's popular diet sodas. There is wide spread debate in scientific and medical communities about whether or not Aspartame can be directly linked to several life threatening diseases. Do an online search for the word "Aspartame" if you are interested in finding out more about this debate.

Although, any effective diet program takes a commitment, diet plans that are too strict for the individual dieter will usually not be effective. The dieter on an excessively strict weight loss program will often "fall off the wagon" and give up. Therefore it is important to find a balance in what works for you while dieting.

While finding this balance, it is encouraged to provide yourself with rewards. If diet soda is part of your reward, consider cutting down on it gradually. You will thank yourself in the end for consuming less diet soda because it's ingredients are in fact, bad for you!

Source by Erin Bishoff