I remember the event clearly. We were having lunch at a friend’s house. On the table were big bottles of Coke and Diet Coke.
My wife and I chose to drink the Diet Coke.
My friend mocked us and said, “What is this? Are you trying to live forever?”
Of course, we thought choosing the diet soda, the drink without sugar was a healthier option.
That was over 20 years ago.
Now, it’s not so clear. Recent research about aspartame associates it with heart disease and stroke.
From Body Rock TV we learn:
But a recent study, one of the largest of its kind, found a dangerous connection between aspartame and cardiovascular disease and stroke for healthy, postmenopausal women.
Of 60,000 women participating in the study, women who consumed two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to experience a cardiovascular event, and 50 percent more likely to die from a related disease.
That’s bad news for women. Also, there’s bad news for men.
In addition, another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that aspartame is linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukaemia in men.
These studies don’t definitely show us cause and effect.
But why take the chance?
Artificial sweeteners are bad news. It’s time to switch to water, coffee, and tea.