redbull saidI have read different studies quoting that even people that drink diet drinks are prone to be overweight compared to people that do not drink them and follow a nutrition and workout program. If the sugar and caloric count on these diet drinks are 0 then what is the harm in drinking them?
The toxic artificial sweeteners, for one. Nutrasweet is not good for you and Splenda is even worse. Soda also causes your body to leach minerals from your bones:
"If you look at any soda label you will note many have phosphoric acid at approximately, 2.8 pH (very acidic) a soda triggers a massive emergency calcium (alkaline) flush to balance the acid. The body is safe at 7.3 pH to 7.4 pH, which means you are putting something into your body that is hundred of thousands of times more acidic that your body is! Diseases flourish in an acidic environment. Soft Drinks and other acidic food deposit acid waste in the body which accumulates over time in the joints and around the organs. For example, the Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients are always low. The sicker the person, the lower the Body pH. Don't ever use Soft Drink when you are sick with a cold, flu or something worse. It will only make it that much harder for your body to fight the illness."
Another interesting tidbit from the article:
"Last, but not least, Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illness. The FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame, that's 80% of all complaints about food additives."
Read the article.