Dangers of Diet Soda – Health coach Carey Peters, who once drank two 2-liters of diet soda per day, tells host Judy Greer the dirty truth about the popular soft drink.
The combination of carbonation, caffeine and chemicals makes you crave it. Diet soda doesn’t help you lose weight.
But one side-effect, says Carey: The caffeine makes your body produce more cortisol, telling your body to turn off the weight loss hormones and turn on the fat-storage hormones. And that’s not the only downer.
Prolonged high level of cortisols can increases fat and decrease bone density.
Diet soda can make your body excrete magnesium, an important mineral which aids in energy production and absorption of calcium by the body.
Healthier drinks that can replace diet soda include Zevia, which is sweetened with stevia. Stevia has zero calories, zero carbs, and a zero glycemic index. Zevia is also caffeine-free drink.