8. Diet soda is associated with severe brain disorders

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The artificial sweetener aspartame, also known under the brand names NutraSweet or Equal, is an ingredient in many diet soda brands that’s been linked to several different brain disorders, including seizures, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors.

Many epilepsy patients are instructed to avoid diet sodas by their doctors. If you don’t have epilepsy, you won’t likely experience seizures from drinking diet sodas alone, but isn’t the fact that these sweeteners can prompt seizures scary enough to avoid them anyway?

As for the brain tumors, no solid evidence has emerged to prove artificial sweeteners cause cancer in humans, but there have been studies linking the two.

I don’t know about you, but that’s good enough for me to avoid drinking soda!

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