Depressed? It’s the Diet Soda

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By Lindsay Sibson

It’s those darn bubbles.

So sparkly, crisp, excitable and delicious.

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with diet soda for years. I know it’s absolutely horrific for my health… SO BAD. Yet, occasionally, I still find myself pining to crack open a cold can.

Sound familiar?

You and I need to STOP now! Let’s help each other. But first, it’s time to take a long hard look at what diet soda has been doing to your mind, body and spirit.

In the following 6 minute video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses the dangers of drinking artificially-sweetened beverages, such as diet soda.

The harsh chemicals contained in these drinks, particularly aspartame, have been associated with depression, behavioral issues and neurological disturbances.

Aspartame has also been linked to:

  • Seizures
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Loss
  • Joint Pain
  • Vision Problems
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Sleep Problems
  • Abdominal Pains  

There is NO doubt… drinking artificially-sweetened beverages has absolutely ZERO health benefits and mega health risks.

It’s time to give up the diet soda once and for all. But don’t worry, I won’t leave you empty handed.

When you are in need of a fizzy fix, try this healthy alternative instead:

  • Sparkling Water: Mix with fresh fruit slices and stevia. To enhance the flavor, crush the fruit first!

Let’s DO THIS. I pledge to NEVER drink diet soda again! I’ll shed a quick tear, but I’ll live (and live more healthfully). Who’s with me?

SHARE this article with the diet soda addicts in your life (because we all know one).

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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