Diet Soda, while calorie free, comes at a price as well. Studies are showing more and more that artificial sweeteners are not good for you. There are all kinds of reports on the adverse effects that it has to your health. While diet soda is easier on your teeth, what else is it doing? There have been many studies that show while diet soda has zero calories, it may have you craving sweets or think that it is OK to have sweets or a cookie since you are saving calories on your drink. There were also studies done that link diet soft drinks to cancer, coronary heart issues and more.
Which do you prefer if you are going to have one?
At the end of the day, it is always best to drink water. Everything is OK in moderation, so if you have a soda or diet soda every once in awhile and not daily or several a day...then you should be OK. I try to look at them as a treat, and only indulge at certain times. There have been times in my life where I have gone months without consuming them, and I would like to get back there again.
Green teas and black teas are a great alternative, as long as you leave out the sweeteners. Teas have antioxidants which is great for your body. The antioxidants in tea have been know to fight off certain types of cancers, protect against degenerative and cardiovascular diseases, fight free radicals, lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome and much more! Green tea has been known to help you burn fat in your body and improve bone mineral density and strength as well as help brain health. I used to have a goal to drink at least 3 cups of tea a day, and I need to work that back in to my diet. Why wouldn't you drink something that is so good for your body?