What You Need to Know About the Extreme Toxicity of Diet Sodas

After discovering the poisonous dangers of this so-called beverage, you will never want to drink it, ever again.

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When I was a little girl, my family always had some sort of soda beverage in the house. It was a regular staple in our home and I didn’t think twice about it. Nowadays, the more I come to learn and value each moment, the more I spend my time looking for ways to better and improve every aspect of my life. While I still have much to learn, when I do discover that something is toxic to my well-being I’m able to eliminate it cold turkey.

Recently, I couldn’t understand why I was exercising more, eating better and mysteriously not losing any weight or seeming to tone my muscles as rapidly as I have in the past. Then, something clicked in my mind. I remembered that once someone told me how horrible diet sodas were on your system. That actually they cause you to gain weight.

For almost a year, I’ve been steadily increasing my diet coke consumption. First it was once a week, then twice, and suddenly I found myself drinking two cans of diet coke a day. Unknowingly I was undermining all my exercise and diet habits. While the can may display an attractive 0 calorie content, the ingredients and mystery mix was slowly hurting my body with each and every sip.

I conducted research on this unhealthy drink and was shocked by what I found. And since that day, I have not and will not drink another diet coke, ever again. It’s been about a week and I’ve already seen a difference in my muscle tone and those few extra pounds that would not shed away. I know now, it’s clear diet coke was the culprit that was changing my natural physical makeup.


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What you need to know about this dangerous product:

  • Diet soda contains carcinogens, DNA damaging colorings, and bone and tooth destroying acids
  • Diet soda contains aspartame.  1) Aspartame is banned in several countries and recently Hawaii attempted to ban it. 2) Aspartame triggers hunger sensations in the brain and actually magnify sugar cravings causing you to gain weight. 3) It is especially dangerous for diabetic because it causes blood sugar levels to go out of control. As a result, diabetics can suffer from acute memory loss. It can also cause seizures, brain damage, uncontrollable anger, and panic attacks within people with this disease. However, non-diabetics are at risk from these same problems as well.
  •  Studies show that people who drink diet soda have a 34% higher risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes than those who don’t drink the toxic beverage.
  • Diet soda also contains formaldehyde, a toxin that is mainly used in the preservation of laboratory tissue specimens. 1) The poisoning symptoms of formaldehyde include problems with your eyes, throat, nose, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, convulsions, vertigo, and unconsciousness among other things. 2) This poisonous toxin also stores within the body’s fats cells adding to the obesity epidemic in the United States.

Going forward, when you look at diet soda, please look at it for what it is: a poisonous, addictive toxin that slowly destroys your body from the inside out.  Your health and well-being are priceless and deserve to be treated with all the kindness and care in the world.

Take care of yourself and each other.

Joie Schmidt © Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.


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  1. Arg! I read this with my Diet Coke nearbye! It’ll be hard to change.
    Good piece.

  2. I stay away from all sodas. And anything that claims to be diet or fat free makes me suspicious.

  3. I don’t like artificial sweeteners of any kind. I’ve been aware for a while that the carbonation in soda is actually not very good for one. And I had read several articles about how bad asparteme can be for one. My drink of choice has been water, or water with a little lemon added for the last week.

  4. That sucks. Diet Coke is like my favorite thing in the world to drink. Guess I’ll try and drink more water! Thanks!

  5. Very well shared with truth and ease to read and do.

  6. I don’t know what people see in diet soda. It’s a vile, horrible tasting beverage if there ever was one.

    I tasted it once because I was interested to know what it tasted like. It was most horrendous and I never even tried it again. I keep away from fizzy drinks anyway. If once in a while, I have to drink one, then it would be the real thing – at least that tastes good and does not claim to have no calories.

  7. I never liked diet coke, or diet drinks for that matter. I just stuck to the regular which are just as bad. However, I just drink water now. This was very interesting to know. You think just because it’s a diet drink, and has no calories it is perfectly fine. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’d heard that diet sodas outside of the US don’t use aspartame – does anyone know if that’s true?
    Either way, I don’t drink sodas of any kind just because I don’t really like them, so it’s nice to know that I’ve unwittingly been doing myself some good all these years!

  9. Darn, I’m with Sheila . . . I love Diet Coke! I need to go cold turkey. Thanks for the kick in the butt.

  10. As for me, old habits are hard to die… but instead of coke,, i got loads of coffee instead ;-)

  11. Thanks for that.


  12. Very useful article. Thanks for reminding me the danger of soda.

  13. I used to drink regular coke (not diet) all the time. About a glass, twice a day. But then I ended up needing braces, and knew it would seriously harm my teeth if I drank it while I had them in.

    So, now that I have them off, I had another drink. And now it tastes absolutely and positively /awful/. I’m sure I was addicted to something in it beforehand, which is why I think it’s terrible now. Perhaps the caffeine?

  14. I believe aspartame is banned in some Scandinavian countries, where they are much more health conscious. It should never be given to children, in fact some believe that plain old sugar is even preferable to aspartame in terms of health. Think there’s also links to Parkinson’s disease. Best avoided.

  15. Thanks for this article. Now if I can only get my wife to stop drinkign a 6-pack of Diet Coke every day!

  16. Yikes! Formaldehyde? I hadn’t heard that one before, so thanks for the info.

  17. Comprehensive and well-written article, thanks. Give you “liked it”.

  18. Thanks for sharing good information…my best wishes to u.

  19. A really nice read and a great way to avoid the temptations of those carbo drinks. I just recently discovered a way of extracting juices from fruits and vegetables which proves to be helpful. Thanks for sharing my friend.

  20. I hate diet soda. But, unfortunately, I love regular soda. It’s a hard habit to break!

  21. Scary.

  22. Very well written. And more people should take this warning seriously.

  23. Very well explained

  24. So, so true. Every word.

  25. “It’s been about a week and I’ve already seen a difference in my muscle tone and those few extra pounds that would not shed away. ”

    Show pictures (proof), or it didn’t happen.

    It is especially dangerous for diabetic because it causes blood sugar levels to go out of control.

    Really, so the alternative would be to consume sugared soda? I am a diabetic, and have been enjoying Diet Coke for decades, and can assure you that your information is wrong. Did you just make this stuff up? Why don’t you cite some of these so called studies?

    Treating yourself to a soda, either Diet Coke, or Coca-Cola (full sugar) should be just that – a treat. It is not possible to gain weight drinking something with 0 calories, it’s the other food containing calories that could do that.


    That is one of the first links I found (although I am sure most here will not read it).

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