It confuses your body
Artificial sweeteners have more intense flavor than real sugar, so over time products like diet soda dull our senses to naturally sweet foods like fruit.Artificial sweeteners trigger insulin, which sends your body into fat storage mode and leads to weight gain.
It’s associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Drinking one diet soda a day was associated with a 36% increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of conditions (including high blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, raised cholesterol, and large waist circumference) that put people at high risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
It has no nutritional value
When you drink diet soda, you’re not taking in any calories—but you’re also not swallowing anything that does your body any good, either. The best no-calorie beverage? If it’s the fizziness you crave, try sparkling water.
Its sweetener is linked to headaches
Early studies on aspartame and anecdotal evidence suggests that this artificial sweetener may trigger headaches in some people.
It may be bad for your bones
Women over 60 are already at a greater risk for osteoporosis than men.Female cola drinkers had nearly 4% lower bone mineral density in their hips than women who didn’t drink soda.