It sorta makes my stomach turn to think about the summer I regularly drank Diet Coke. I drank it because I preferred the taste to a fully-leaded Coke. I drank it for a boost of energy (caffeine) and I drank it socially. ie- “Lets go on a Coke run!”
Now if I even have one drink I get headaches and my stomach is not happy. I know aspartame is only part of the problem in dark sodas like cola and other sugar-free products, but after reading this article, I really don’t see why the FDA doesn’t make it illegal to add to products! I guess it is only a matter of time! Hopefully.
With side-effects like: increased risk for cancer, mental disorders and degeneration of brain cells, headaches, weight gain (WHAT?!) and increased blood sugar, why do we (collectively) still consume this chemical?!
If you eat or drink DIET or sugar-free anything, I hope you’ll take the time to read the article and others like it. It may save your life, or something like that.
In other news, my preferred drink these days is coconut water. The health benefits of this drink, though not ALL substantiated, are A.MAZING. I’m in love. Have you tried it?! I’ve tested about 5 different brands and when I get the chance, I stock up on these. Or these. Worth every penny.