Four Health Issues From Drinking Diet Soda in Summer Heat

Connecticut is experiencing a heatwave this week, with temperatures in the 90s and some parts of the state breaking 100 degrees. Proper hydration is crucial to your health, especially if you’re spending any prolonged amount of time outside.

Drinking plenty of water is the best thing you can do to help beat the summer heat, but many people like the taste of sodas for refreshment. For years, many medical studies have documented that regular sodas that are made with sugar have been linked to weight gain, diabetes, and other health issues, but did you know those diet sodas are just as bad for you?

In a new study conducted by the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, researchers found that artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners such as Saccharin(Sweet 'N Low), Aspartame(Equal), or Sucralose (Splenda), were linked to an increased risk of…

Researchers concluded that drinking just one diet drink per day was enough to create a significantly heightened chance of developing one of these disorders.

Dr. Robert Messey MD/JD spoke to the staff of Carter Mario Law Firm about how artificial sweeteners activate different patterns in the brain that normally correspond to sweet tastes. This means that artificial sweeteners don't satisfy our sweet tooth as much as natural sugar would. To compensate, we eat more calorie-rich sweet-tasting food, and gain more weight.

If you're trying to stay refreshed through the summer heatwave, water is the best thing for you. Stay away from diet drinks, or if you have to have one, try not to have diet drinks regularly. The CarterCares team, and the entire staff of Carter Mario Law Firm hopes you and your family enjoy summer activities safely.