Is diet coke your dirty little secret?
For many healthy people out there Diet Coke is treated as ‘Empty Calories’ compared to the traditional office cake that might appear in your work office from time to time. But why do so many people view Diet Coke as a ‘GUILT FREE’ treat?
While drinking Diet Coke seems healthy and o.k enough to some people (while watching the handsome guy on the T.V advert) an alarming number of studies show the complete opposite. If you didn’t know already Diet Coke contains an ingredient called Aspartame which is basically toxic to your nervous system. Last year Dr. Helen Hazuda professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found “Diet Coke may well be free of calories, but not of consequences”
So before you even think of opening that next can of Diet Coke, think about these consequences:
1. BAD SKIN: Diet Coke lowers your pH levels, which can cause acne, and make your skin look lifeless. We need a high level of alkalinity for our bodies to be healthy and expressed in our glowing complexion, explains Dr. Jeanette Graf, author of Stop Aging, Start Living: The Revolutionary 2-Week pH Diet. As Dr. Graf told us recently, “If there’s one thing you should never consume, it’s soda. Soda is an extreme acid-forming substance which will lower your pH level dramatically.”
2. MOOD CHANGES: The mood and food connection is ever rising, and Aspartame in Diet Coke can really effect people with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Aspartame is also on an EPA list of potentially dangerous chemicals contributing to neurotoxicity.