Many people chose to drink diet sodas because they feel it is a healthier alternative to the traditional sodas which are full of sugar. Some diet soda drinkers are attracted to the idea that diet sodas have “no calories” and think that by restricting their calorie intake, they can lose weight or at least prevent future weight gain.

The huge problem with these diet sodas and other soft drinks is that they are toxic. Yes, these soda companies have removed the sugar from their drinks, but they replaced the sugar with something even worse.

Artificial sweeteners are found in most diet soft drinks as well as packets of Equal, Splenda, and Sweet-N-Low. The most common artificial sweeteners are aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin. While these artificial sweeteners may be free from calories, they are full of acid and extremely toxic to your body.

These artificial sweeteners are chemicals which your body is unable to metabolize. This is why the manufacturers of artificial sweeteners claim that the sweeteners have zero calories. They figure if your body cannot break down and use the artificial sweetener, then it must have no calories.

What they fail to mention is that your body is absorbing a large portion of the chemical sweeteners. These toxic sweeteners are highly acidic, even more so than sugar. In order to save your life and to prevent these toxins from killing you, your body will bind these sweeteners with your fat cells to neutralize the acids.

This is one of the reasons that drinking diet sodas can actually cause you to gain weight, not lose it. When these toxins are absorbed by your body, they must be bound to the fat cells, otherwise they will cause severe damage or even death. The more sweeteners you take in, the more fat cells your body has to produce to keep you alive.

Is it any wonder why so many people drink diet soft drinks and still struggle with their weight loss?

So think twice before you drink that next diet soda. If your’re somebody who drinks a lot of diet soft drinks on a daily basis, design a plan to gradually decrease the amount of them that you drink. Start substituting “alkaline” beverages for the acid cocktails that the beverage companies disguise as healthy.

Decrease the amount of acid you ingest, increase the amount of alkaline foods and drinks, and then watch the fat melt off.

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Mithilesh Singh is a digital marketing consultant, blogger, and founder of Stock News Analysis