Saturday, October 8, 2016

Over a year ago, I decided that I wanted to try to get in shape. I went to the gym on a regular basis but as we all know, exercising is only part of the equation. Dieting is very much important for weight loss. Simple sugar, in particular, were my enemy. But I love sodas so asking me to give them up was a tall order! So, like most people, I turned to diet sodas.

Diet sodas may not taste exactly the same as their originals but they make the very enticing claim of being zero calories. Based on that claim, I drank a lot of diet sodas and felt absolutely no guilt. Big mistake… a recent study shows a diet sodas may increase the likelihood of heart disease.
A massive study conducted by Dr. Ankur Vyas of the University of Iowa observed nearly 60,000 women participants over the course of nine years. The study revealed that women who drank two or more diet sodas per day were 30% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, and 50% more likely to die of a heart-related disease. It was also found that who drank more diet soda were experiencing health issues at younger ages.

“This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our findings are consistent with some previous data, especially those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome,” explained Vyas.

Scary! Perhaps I’ll just stick to drinking good ol’ water. Watch the video below to learn more about aspartame and don’t forget to pass this information along to your family and friends.

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