We all know that soda is health-damaging due to sugars, but it doesn’t end there. Here’s what’s really in Coca-Cola’s famous Coke soda:
In an 11-year study by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, there was a strong positive correlation found between degeneration of kidney function and consumption of aspartame-containing diet soda.
There have been several studies over the years that established a link between aspartame consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small and otherwise not living up to strict scientific standards. A new study, however, addresses these concerns and substantiates what the previous ones already said: that aspartame in diet soda can increase your risk of certain types of cancer, exponentially. It seems the aspartame-cancer link has been exposed…again.
We are all in the process of getting better each and everyday. Another way to improve? Drop the artificial sweeteners. If you are still adding artificial sweetener to your coffee, drinking diet sodas, or eating things labeled “sugar-free”, kicking those chemically-laden taste-bud tricksters is a good place to start.
If you’re a diabetic, then you’ve experienced how hard life can be knowing that the sweetest cake or cookie could dramatically harm you. But there is a new solution to the potentially deadly desire. An all natural sweetener, Stevia, is shown to not only be an alternative sweetener for diabetics, whom have to normally abstain entirely from sugar else they will suffer terminally, but may also reduce the effectiveness of the diabetic condition.
We hear about genetically modified foods and most of us are a little scared of them, to put it mildly. But how many of us truly know which foods contain genetically modified organisms or ingredients? There are ten GMO foods that should be on your “do not eat” GMO foods list in order to steer clear of franken-foods and their unknown effects.
Sugar sweetened beverages such as sodas have received a wide-scale bad reputation for their negative impact on health. All the while, diet sodas are falsely promoted as a healthier alternative. But artificial sweeteners used in diet soda, such as aspartame, have also been tied to numerous health complications, with multiple studies linking artificial sweeteners to premature delivery.
Is Splenda safe? Unfortunately, the Splenda craze has taken a toll on the American people. Wrongfully marketed as a healthful alternative to regular sugar, ‘made from sugar so it tastes like sugar’, Splenda is actually one of the most dangerous forms of synthetic sweetener. Sucralose, the chemical name for Splenda, has been implemented as an alternative to sugar, used widely in chewing gum, bakery sweets, and fruit juices.