Myth: “Diet” drinks and cordials are better
Fact: It’s true that diet drinks and cordials contain fewer calories than the regular
types, and at first glance, ‘diet’ or artificially sweetened drinks seem like a good
alternative if you’re managing your weight and dental hygiene.
However, there are many more hidden and harmful ingredients in diet soda than one may think.
The artificial sweeteners used can do more harm than you’d think.
Studies have shown, using artificial sweeteners can make your body crave more
“sweetness” so you actually end up consuming more calories.
Research in this area indicates that there’s a positive link between weight gain and
diet soda. If that isn’t bad enough, those who drink diet drinks are also more likely to
have a heart attack or stroke.
Guess what? Regular drinks aren’t any better. If you consume regular cordials and
soft drinks regularly, you have 20 percent greater chance of having a heart attack
and are also more likely to develop asthma, osteoporosis, and tooth cavities.
It’s difficult to say whether diet or regular drinks are better for your health. It’s best
to just avoid both.