Good marketing is used to dupe the public into buying products that are either harmful or don’t live up to their promises. This is the case with diet sodas that claim 0 Calories (per 50ml) and 0 sugar. We all know it, but do we accept the facts? No. It’s to easy to think we can eat what we like and by drinking a diet soda, we will lose weight.
This statement is backed up by more than 10 years of research on the subject via a survey conducted on close to 500 men at the University of Texas. Every one of the people who drank diet sodas experienced a 70% increase in their girth over a 10-year period. Men in the group who did not drink diet sodas did not get as fat in the same timeframe. Drinking more of the stuff simply increased the girths even quicker. The study was later presented to members of the American Diabetes Association.
Researchers have also linked aspartame (principle sweetener used in diet soda) to diabetes
This was based on data collated on prediabetic mice. The rodents were given aspartame for 3 months, and all of them displayed an increase in their fasting glucose levels.
You might have already heard about the link between aspartame and strokes and heart disease. The caramel colorant in both regular and diet sodas has been linked with certain types of cancer.
If you are going to drink sodas, avoid drinking out of cans as the linings contain BPA. BPA is a compound which has been found to be responsible for all sorts of problems, including sexual issues and obesity.
The list of reasons to avoid diet sodas and drinks goes on and on
You need to consider other options carefully when it comes to hydrating yourself.
Herbalife offers a few options for you to enjoy healthy diet soda replacements which are delicious, energizing and to top it off, some actually help you burn fat.
- For a delicious drink to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s day, try the Mango Herbal Aloe concentrate. Mix two cap fulls of the aloe concentrate with iced water for a soothing, thirst quenching drink.
- If you want to burn fat and be energized, look no further than Herbalife’s Herbal Thermojetics tea. This drink is available in original, lemon, raspberry and peach. It tastes great and will increase your energy levels immediately.
- Finally, if you need help with concentration, get hold of some Herbalife Nature’s Raw Guarana as this will give you sustained concentration over long periods of time (much better than coffee!). All of these options count towards your total daily required water intake.
Apart from making you fat and unhealthy, diet sodas don’t make you feel good. I don’t know about you, but whenever I have a glass of diet soda, I get headaches and I feel miserable. With these brilliant diet soda replacement drinks from Herbalife, I’m good. I don’t need to harm my body with coffee, isotonic drinks or diet sodas.