Why should you switch your soda habit to sodas that are sweetened without sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Drinking regular soda, or pop depending on your word of choice, causes weight gain. No shock there, but the areas of the fat build up should give you pause.
But I drink the diet stuff and just the occasional regular stuff (at least when I am being good). I should be fine - Right? Nope!
Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center monitored 475 adults for 10 years, and found that those who drank diet soda had a 70 percent increase in waist circumference over the 10-year study, compared with those who didn’t drink any soda. Those who drank more than two diet sodas per day saw a 500 percent waist expansion! A separate study the same researchers conducted on mice suggested that it was the aspartame, which raised blood glucose levels, that caused the weight gain; when your liver encounters too much glucose, the excess is converted to body fat.
Do you have the diet soda belly?
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/scary-reasons-to-quit-soft-drinks.html#ixzz1qQEZc1sH