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What can I say about soda? Especially diet soda or any food/drink with the word diet in front of it. Well, the truth is I have A LOT to say about it… First of all did you know that one can of Coke has 45 grams of sugar? That’s enough sugar for one day! If you have two cans, that’s just enough for the entire week! I’m exaggerating a bit, but the point is that these cans of soda contain too much sugar and are definitely not being absorbed properly in the body. When there is too much sugar in the blood it’s too much for the body to consume completely and is then stored as fat, causing many people to become overweight.

Next I’d like to talk about Diet Coke and Diet drinks in general.

Diet drinks are made with aspartame (same as Equal, Nutra sweet), which according to an article found at http://www.mercola.com “aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.”
It is also stated on the Mercola website that “the fact that aspartame is digested by your body is what makes it so controversial. After you eat or drink an aspartame-sweetened product, aspartame breaks down into its starting components: phenylalanine, aspartate, and methanol.
Methanol itself is not harmful, but enzymes in your liver break it down into two compounds, formic acid and formaldehyde.
Some claim that aspartame hypes the hormonal system causing hunger, anxiety and insomnia.”

With that being said, the idea that people are creating formaldehyde by consuming this one product is appalling to me. If you don’t already know, formaldehyde is the chemical that med students quickly hate the smell of because they are exposed to it when dissecting human bodies that have been embalmed. It is used to disinfect and preserve human and animal remains – and you can just imagine that it smells pretty awful.

Also, these chemicals that are being poured into your system are unrecognized by your organs. In turn, your body reacts in certain ways because again, you are putting chemicals into your body on a daily basis. If you drink whole, natural juices and drinks, you will see a world of a difference.

With this knowledge of what aspartame actually is, I hope you reconsider drinking the diet soda that you were thinking of including in your daily diet.

If your interested in changing your habits, or need help with your cravings, I will soon be certified as a health counselor and will be able to help on your road to a healthful life.

Until then, I hope you will share your thoughts and comments with me.

If your interested in learning more about this issue please contact me and we can set up an appointment.

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