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THINK DIET SODA is GOOD for YOU? Get the facts about Diet Soda
Soft drinks, soda, pop, all part of the U.S. “pop” (no pun intended) culture that we have exported to the world. Everyone agrees that drinking these are bad for your health. You ma drink diet soda in an attempt to be healthier, but in fact, these diet sodas ma be even worse for you than their already evil fulll-caloried counterparts.
DIET SODAS- UPSETTING YOUR BODY’S ACID-ALKALINE BALANCE
Not only diet sodas, but all soda is extremely acidic. Many doctors, nutritionists, health and wellness experts since the beginning of the 1900s have come to the conclusion that good health rests upon the acid-alkaline balance in the body.
Sodas in general are public enemy number one of anyone following an alkaline lifestyle. Having acidic pH of around 2.5 gives them a corrosive nature. Perhaps you have already seen pennies, t-bone steaks, and teeth being completely dissolved when soaked in soda. Imagine the havoc that ingesting this acid can do on your internal organs!
In tooth decay, heartburn, and many other ailments throughout the body, soda is a key player. Over time, consuming such acidic substances can leave our bones weak, our cells more susceptible to viruses, germs, and decay, and can speed up the aging process.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE TASTE, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS ARE TOXIC!
Just how do they get that sweet taste without the calories? Artificial sweeteners. Most versions of diet sodas available in the United States are sweetened with aspartame. The National Institute of Health has classified aspartame as a carcinogen, and more special a neurotoxin aka brain killer! Add to that the effect that it is said to have on moods, and diet sodas look less and less like a healthy and more like toxic substances!
If you do a Google search, o can find people who have been chronically affected by years of aspartame exposure. It can cause or exacerbate everything from ADD, MS-like illness, memory and concentration, bowel problems, and much, much more.
The fact is that the long term effects of consuming such chemicals are still widely unknown, however the data coming in from studies and personal experiences isn’t looking good. We seriously urge you to halt all use of aspartame containing products.
HOW DIET SODA MAKES YOU FAT
It seems counter intuitive, but more and more studies are finding that diet soda does not only not aid in weight loss, it causes weight gain.
The human body is a very complex and advanced system. Digestion begins in the moth, so your sense of taste and smell play a part in metabolism. Our bodies connect certain tastes with the consumption of calories and thus prepare themselves to digest what is coming.
However, when you toy with this mechanism, with the use of artificial sweeteners and the like, your body’s control system goes haywire. It becomes less and less adept and managing levels of insulin, enzymes and other chemicals necessary to convert food into energy in and efficient way.
When this occurs, it is difficult to manage your diet overall, since cravings will not reflect on what our body actually needs. A goal to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight would be to get your body to the point where it is actually telling you (by cravings for healthy foods) what it needs! It then becomes simple to live in a healthful way.
THE SECRET TO MAKING YOUR BODY CRAVE HEALTHY FOODS
But you’re probably wondering how you can gain control of your body’s cravings. In our opinion, an alkaline diet/lifestyle is the best way to optimum health.
At the very minimum, phase out consumption of all sodas, including diet because these substances are just not compatible with good health!
Drinking at least 5 glasses per day of pure, alkaline, antioxidant filled water is a surefire way to kick tart your healthy habit. Being properly hydrated will in fact decrease cravings and make it easier to follow and well rounded diet plan.
You may already have a water ionizer, and if you do, good job- you’ve taken a step in the right direction! If not, water ionizers are our specialty, and we have models for every need and budget.
TIPS FOR KICKING THE SODA HABIT
Stay hydrated and keep alkaline water available at all times
Try drinking water with lemon or your favorite fruit if you get bored of drinking it straight
Eat a piece of fruit instead of drinking a can of soda
Be prepared for caffeine withdrawal, perhaps substitute a cup of black or green tea instead of soda
Almond, Oat or Coconut milk
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN BY NOT DRINKING SODAS
Kicking your soda habit will leave you weighing less, with better digestive health, more energy and a better mood.Your body will be thankful for helping it hold on to its reserves of alkaline minerals which keep your bones strong, body systems functioning, and DNA protected against the changes that cause aging and disease.
Here’s to your better HEALTH!