Say ‘No’ to Diet Coke!

0908 diet cokeIt’s surprising to see so many people, even health conscious ones, drinking sodas – including the diet varieties which use toxic, artificial sweeteners. Here are  few reasons why you should avoid sodas – especially diet ones:

  • pH of 2.5: Sodas are 50,000 times more acidic than neutral. It would require 30 glasses of clean water to balance out just ONE can of soda. Why is this important? All diseases thrive in an acidic environment.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: This highly processed sweetener significantly raises insulin levels and has been linked to diabetes and obesity.
  • Aspartame, Splenda: All artificial sweeteners are the result of a chemical process that produces dangerous neurotoxic compounds. Aspartame has been linked to brain tumors, migraines/headaches, epilepsy/seizures, depression and autoimmune diseases. Sucrolose (Splenda) falls into the same category.
  • Caffeine: Caffeine stays in your body for 12 hours before the effect wears off. Even if you think caffeine doesn’t affect you, it will still alter your sleep cycles and the quality of your sleep. Caffeine is also a diuretic – dehydrating you even though you believe you are ingesting liquids.

If you care about your health, replace your sodas with healthy drinks like water, fresh juice and green tea. Not tomorrow, not next week… do it now!