8 Toxic Foods That You Should Stop Consuming

3. Diet soda

Diet soda has been proven to increase the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a group of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and other health issues. Drinking diet soda has been associated with a 67% greater risk of type 2 diabetes and a 34% increased risk of metabolic syndrome.[7]

Artificially sweetened drinks have also been associated with a 30% higher risk of depression.[8]

Aspartame, a commonly used sugar substitute in diet sodas, has been associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia in men.[9]

Contrary to the intended objective of diet sodas, artificially sweetened beverages consumption has actually been associated with long-term weight gain.[10]

What to do: Avoid all artificially sweetened drinks. The organic Steaz Sparkling Green Tea zero calorie soda alternative is sweetened with stevia and erythritol, a natural sugar alcohol.

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