Soda lovers can attest to how stimulating the hissing sound of an opened soda bottle is. It appears the world stops for a moment when that refreshingly delicious soda lands on your palate.
The United States is yet awash with the love of diet soda. A study conducted within 2013-2014 reveals that 50% of adults and 61% of children in America drank soda every day.
Agreed, health professionals have been pumping out a deluge of warnings regarding the unhealthiness of diet soda, but a sip or two wouldn’t hurt, right?
Sadly it would. The unhealthiness of soda only comes next to its sweetness. Let us tell you a bit about why you should fall out of love with that cherished bottle of soda.
How dangerous is diet soda actually?
The Harvard Medical School clearly states that sugary drinks are the largest contributors of calories in American dishes. Let us get a bit more practical here.
One soda bottle – as innocent and inviting as it looks – contains at least 42 grams of sugar diluted into approximately 355ml of water.
This is the equivalent of gulping about 8-10 teaspoons of sugar. Such quantity is 1.5 times the amount of sugar the American Heart Association recommends for a woman in 24 hours.
Frightening, isn’t it?
According to a JAMA Internal Medicine report, people who drink soda have increased susceptibility to heart disease, colorectal cancer, and stroke.