Is Diet Soda Worse Than Regular Soda?

I recently read a study about how diet soda when mixed with alcohol will actually get you drunker than regular soda and alcohol. You can read the article here.

There are several reasons why all soda should be avoided and the most important one is usually overlooked.

To back up for a moment, when i refer to soda i’m talking about your Coca-Colas, Pepsis, Mountain Dews, etc… I’m not talking about mineral water or soda water for the moment.

Here are the obvious reasons why regular soda in general is bad:

  • High in sugar
  • No nutritional value
  • Highly acidic and rots teeth
  • High in calorie

From this list the main focus is sugar, so most people resort to grabbing a diet soda to quench their thirst and avoid the sugar. Still there is a HUGE concern when drinking diet soda and one that is not addressed in most articles that cast stones against regular soda.

For example, i was reading another article from CNN Health talking about how regular soda can cause strokes for those who drink the beverage regularly.

There is no doubt that soda should be avoided but what is the one glaringly obvious reason to avoid all sodas?

Phosphoric Acid.

Phosphoric Acid hiding right there in your soda!!!
Yep, the thing you see and assume is some preservative or what not that doesn’t make a bit of difference in your beverage or body. Well let me tell you these two words are wreaking havoc on your body in one of the worse ways.

Phosphoric acid leeches calcium from your bones when you have too much phosphoric acid…and yes drinking that soda (be it diet or not) is giving you way too much phosphoric acid.

What does that mean, leeching calcium? Think of a building. All buildings have a foundation. Now image that building being a skyscraper and that the foundation is starting to rot away; the foundation is starting to weaken, it’s crumbling little by little.

What is going to happen to that building? IT’S GOING TO COLLAPSE! This is what is going on in your body by having the calcium being leeched out: your bones, which are your body’s foundation is being weakened. Next time you stub your toe you could chip a bone. Maybe when you trip and fall you’ll end up breaking a wrist.

Most people think it is just a sign of getting older, but it could be because your accelerating your calcium depletion and thus weakening all your bones.

Anytime you see phosphoric acid on the ingredients: do not consume. You can easily avoid it as well, drink juices and waters.

If you are progressing from drinking soda regularly to stopping drinking soda, then make sure to continue to progress beyond staying in the “drinking diet soda is healthy” and use diet soda as a crunch until you can progress away and just have fizzy water or regular water.

You can even jazz up your water by getting something as cool as this!

Personally, i slice up lemons and soak them in my water bottles and then eventually eat the lemon slices once they have gone through a couple fills of my water bottle. Since the lemon is so sour tasting it unbalances my tastebuds and will make the next few sips of water taste really sweet 😉

Also try adding minerals into your water to give it more flavor so you don’t feel the need to reach for that flavorful soda. I add Trace Minerals into my water because majority of us are low in magnesium and that is mainly what this product gives you. It gives the water sort of a weird taste but once you get used to it you will actually crave it. Happened to me.

Please lessen you consumption of soda and diet soda. Think to yourself about why you reach for the soda, what is that you are really craving? More than likely you have associated soda as a reward or a pleasurable drink and you aren’t drinking it because you need soda, but rather because you want to experience a bit of euphoria. In that case grab your water, smile, and go for a walk. Next thing you know you will be feeling better and have stronger bones than ever 😉

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