Diet Soda Safety

A listener wrote, “One friend says diet sodas are safe, another says that’s not true. Help!”

 

Your question comes at a great time, as an editorial in a major medical journal links diet sodas to a long list of health problems, from obesity to diabetes and heart disease—just like regular sodas. Another report says these problems could occur by drinking even just one diet drink a day.

 

One theory is the artificial sweetener in diet sodas may dull your body’s response to real sugar. Plus, the safety of artificial sweeteners has been questioned.

 

I hate to pop your bubble when it comes to diet soda, but the safest, most highly healthy beverage you can drink is water—without the chemicals and artificial sweeteners.

 

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