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Genevieve Van Wyden takes an interest in dietary and nutritional issues. A very close friend suffers from type 2 diabetes and drinks one to two diet sodas during the day while he is working. She tries to suggest that he drink more ice water or sugarless tea instead.
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Diet Soda

Glass of Soda FDP Credit RawichDiet soda has its advantages and disadvantages for those who enjoy drinking a soda while holding their caloric and sugar intake down. For diabetics, this beverage means they can enjoy a refreshing drink without spiking their blood sugar levels; those dieting can pop the top on an icy-cold can of the drink, knowing the calories are very low to non-existent.

On the plus side, one or two cans of diet soda a day aren’t going to cause any negative health effects, nor does it increase your risk of developing cancer.

On the minus side, if you drink more than two a day, you’re more likely to increase your risk of developing diabetes or of becoming overweight or obese.

Restrict your intake of this sugar-free, low-calorie beverage and choose water, skim milk, sugarless tea or 100 percent fruit juice. For more information on diet soda, please read our Bright Hub articles.

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