Here’s an easy way to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease – by 50%.
Just drink less of this popular refreshment (and most people think this drink is healthy!).
Really. That’s all you have to do. How neat is that?
A 10 year-long study, which looked at 60,000 postmenopausal women, concluded that diet sodas sweetened with aspartame sweetener have devastating effects on cardiovascular and overall health.
A research group from Iowa University observed drinking habits of 59,614 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.
The average age of study participants was 62.8 and none had a prior history of cardiovascular disease.
According to follow up studies, a primary cardiovascular event occurred in 8.5% of women who consumed two or more diet beverages per day, compared to 6.9% in the 5- to 7-drinks per week group;
6.7% in the 1-to 4-drinks per week group; and 7.2% in the 0-to 3-per month group.
The connection between diet drinks and heart disease persisted after researchers adjusted for other cardiovascular risk factors and co-morbidities.
Researchers concluded that those who consume more than two diet beverages per day are 30% more likely to suffer from heart disease and 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular-related conditions than those who never consume diet drinks.
What is with this dangerous aspartame sweetener in diet sodas?
Aspartame is a neurotoxin, made of genetically engineered bacteria. It is not made of natural sugars, but artificially created lab chemicals.
The problem is that when aspartame is used in diet sodas it breaks down into dangerous chemicals including methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid.
A large number of side effects have been linked to the use of aspartame in diet drinks including nausea, severe headaches, insomnia, memory decline, allergies, seizures, blurred vision, and the list is goes on…
Another study linked regular consumption of diet sodas to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity in study participants.
Hopefully, the results of this study will serve as an eye-opener to most people who chose a diet beverage for health reasons, such as to avoid sugar.
Luckily, there are plenty of healthy beverage options available, such as hot and iced tea, mineral water, almond milk and so on…
Even regular soda drinks are healthier than diet ones, of course only when consumed in moderation. But water is best – so leave the rest.
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