How Diet Soda Effected Me
My experiences with Diet Pepsi took place around my 8th grade year. I would drink Diet Pepsi because I thought it tasted pretty good, and I thought it was healthy. As I would drink it more I found out it made me feel weird as if I was sick. Trust me that is not the only thing I would drink. I did drink tea and fruit flavored water as well. It was only when I would drink Diet Pepsi I felt this sick feeling. My friend Kyla she told me how a close friend of her’s became ill after drinking diet soda. Kyla provided me with some links talking about it. I kept doing my research on it, and I was surprised to find what I did.
What is Inside of Diet Sodas Anyway?
One main chemical that I found that is in diet sodas in particular is Aspartame. Aspartame is a type of phenylalanine (known as a phenylketonuric) that is put in not only diet sodas, but also artificial sweeteners even in food. There is no escaping it but to make sure when you take a trip to the grocery store to CHECK THE INGREDIENTS. Checking a products ingredients is one way into preventing a big list of medical problems. There are many things that are put into our food, and our drinks that should not be in there in the first place. Specifically Aspartame because there are countries that know about how toxic it can be to the human body. These countries have banned the use of quite a few chemical ingredients put in foods such as preservatives and additives.
Health Problems That Arise From Consuming Aspartame
If you eat or drink something containing Aspartame everyday then certain things might begin to happen. It depends on how much Aspartame is contained in different food items including in what you drink. Diet Mountain Dew from my experiences I know has a lot of Aspartame in it. One time I accidentally bought a Diet Mountain Dew and did not notice it until I took a sip. As soon as I took that sip my throat started to close up a little bit. It also felt as if I had something caught in my throat. I am not allergic to Aspartame at all this is from me not drinking anything with Aspartame in it. Aspartame can cause different types of cancers to show up, Alzhiemer’s disease, PKU (Phenylketonuria), birth defects, seizures, multiple sclerosis etc.
How Do You Feel Now About Diet Soda?
Since I have talked about this quite a bit. How do you feel about Aspartame now? Will you take this information into consideration? I know I feel a lot better since I do not have Aspartame effecting me on a medical level anymore. I thought that if I kept consuming it I would not be here telling you people about it. There is a lot of chemical additives and preservatives put into our food. Aspartame is one of the main ones, and yet the most well known of them all.
Take this into consideration as well when you go back to the store again.