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Diet Sodas Lead to Weight Gain, Disease

A new class action lawsuit has been filed against big soda manufacturers for misleading consumers into thinking that drinking diet sodas sweetened with Aspartame are a good choice for weight loss and overall health.

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As I’ve preached for a long time: nothing could be further from the truth.

Not only do “diet” drinks sweetened with Aspartame not lead to weight loss, but, according to a report on Good Morning America, there is extensive data showing that drinking diet sodas can contribute to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

I recently saw a dear friend and noticed that he had lost weight. In fact, he had lost 45 lbs., and the only thing he had changed in his life was that he stopped drinking all soda, including the liters of diet soda that had been a staple in his life.

My advice: save soda for special occasions, and then the first choice should be an all-natural soda like Blue Sky Organic Ginger Ale. And if you’re going to drink a mass-market soda, don’t choose the diet version that is sweetened with Aspartame.

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