The Bad List

Diet Soda Side Effects

A diet soda is essentially a regular soda but with artificial sweeteners instead of real sugar.  The target market for diet sodas includes athletes, diabetics, people looking to lose weight, people looking to reduce their sugar intake, or for people who are health-conscious in general. Even though the term “diet” is usually associated with being healthy, diet soda actually provides very little health benefit.

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Is Soda Bad For You?

Soda is a tasty beverage that is perfect to combine with a big, juicy burger and fries or to provide refreshment on a warm summer day. But are the tasty and refreshing characteristics of soda really worth the negative side effects? 

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Is Aspartame Bad For You?

Aspartame is comprised of methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid and is used as a calorie free artificial sweetener. Since hitting the market in the early 1980’s, aspartame is most commonly used to sweeten diet sodas. It is also found in popular sweeteners such as Equal, Equal Measure, Spoonful, and NutraTaste. 

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Is Drinking Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Energy drinks are beverages that contain large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants, legal ones of course, such as guarana, ginseng, and B Vitamins that when combined provide an energy boost. Energy drinks rely mainly on caffeine to provide energy, with the amount of caffeine ranging anywhere from 75-200 milligrams per serving.  

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