Diet Soda: Side Effects, Ingredients, Alternatives, and More

We’re going to teach you how to detox your body from diet soda. Artificial sweeteners can be as addictive as alcohol. It has many side effects on your body.

Side Effects


Diet soda can act as a neurotoxin. That can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause depression.

Kidney damage

We also see kidney damage reported in the chemical cocktail that is diet soda.

Type 2 diabetes

One of the very diseases that they’re trying to prevent can be caused by the diet soda. It can actually be accelerated.

Cardiovascular disease

It’s unbelievable what we’re seeing as side effects from diet soda.

Compromised lungs

Compromised lungs, so breathing. Chemicals play a major role in the lungs.

Reduced brain defenses

Now your brain is designed to keep certain things out. That’s that blood-brain barrier. If that barrier which is supposed to keep things in the blood and out of the brain, if that weakens you can begin to have neurotoxicity which can lead to something called neurodegeneration which may result in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia.

Worst Ingredients:


Several diet sodas have aspartame. And aspartame has been reported by individuals to cause the following.


This is so common in women, and diet sweeteners up until recently were exploding on the scene.

In fact, sugar is not great. It can be bad as well. But sugar consumption actually went down in a year because diet sweeteners were so, so popular. Fibromyalgia is a horrible condition that can be attributed to diet soda.

Weight gain

Yes, the very thing you’re trying to avoid happens when we consume artificial sweeteners.

There was a study that showed, diet soda drinkers are more likely to be obese. Now, the proponents of diet soda would say, well that’s because they’re trying to lose weight.

Brain tumors

Now, we could be talking about malignant or benign, but brain tumors have been reported in people that drink diet sodas. They’re addictive, they harm your neurological system.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Similar to fibromyalgia but just an awful condition.

Alzheimer’s disease

Remember, when you consume neurotoxins they get into your brain and can cause inflammation and major issues and it doesn’t stop there.

Chemical sensitivities

Because you’re bombarding your body with man-made chemicals every time you drink that poisonous cocktail.

Some Others:

  • Migraines or serious headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hearing loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Lymphoma
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

Fake Dyes

Carcinogenic contaminants

They are carcinogenic contaminants, that means they cause abnormal cell growth otherwise known as cancer.


ADHD can be attributed, hyperactivity is what we used to call it.

Allergy-like reactions

People are sensitive to these chemicals especially when they’re consumed again. They are not natural to the body.

Phosphoric Acid

Major kidney problems

Major kidney problems can be caused by phosphoric acid and the inability to detox it.

Accelerated aging

Accelerated aging, just as a shiny nail can rust when you consume phosphoric acid which is found in all sodas, particularly diet sodas, you will age faster.

Lowers bone density

Phosphoric acid literally pulls nutrients, including calcium, out of the bones and imbalances the body’s PH.

Some Others:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Tissue damage
  • Tooth enamel erosion


This was so popular, tastes like sugar because it’s made from sugar and chlorine. Chlorinated sucrose, which is sucralose, destroys your probiotics which leads to Intestinal cramping and Bloating.

Brominated Flame Retardants

  • Skin Rashes
  • Nerve disorders
  • Tremors
  • Memory loss

People are getting diagnosed with brain diseases, neurological diseases and they’re really caused by what we’re putting in our bodies.


If you’ve consumed sodas or know someone who has, let’s start to detox from that.

Eat smart sweets

They do the opposite of what diet sodas do. They boost your gut, they boost your blood sugar balance. Help in cleanse your body of imbalances. You want to eat smart sweets. Fruits are great in limited quantities.

Detox kidneys

You want to detox your kidneys. The best way to do this, drink more water or cleansing beverages that include dandelion and other herbs. Milk thistle is actually great for the kidneys as it is for the liver. Juniper berry is another one, and you can use essential oils to detox the kidneys.


If you’ve consumed artificial sweeteners, load up on probiotics, load up on them from foods such as yogurt, kefir, amasai, raw cheeses, kombucha, kavas, apple, and coconut vinegar.

You want to consume sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, natto, or take a probiotic that has soil and plant-based microbes.

Repair gut-brain connection

How do you do it? Eat soups and broths. Bone broth is a great way to seal the gut and seal the brain.

Tap nature’s sweeteners

You can find nature sweetener and green leaf stevia in honey and find it in delicious fruits.

The less you rely on the super sweet chemical-laden artificial sweeteners the more you will awaken your taste buds for something really good.

Better options

Here are options for you to transition from artificial sweeteners, diet sodas, to other refreshing beverages that are also pleasantly sweet.


Switchels are beverages that contain apple cider vinegar and other compounds.

The power of sour curves your cravings for sweets. If you’re somebody who loves sweets, sour can destroy that desire and unlock an amazing health potential. Switchels are becoming very popular.

Coconut water

Coconut water has electrolytes, potassium, sodium, a little bit of magnesium, and calcium. It’s pleasantly sweet, it is real food.


Kombucha is wonderful as well, make it at home, buy it at your local health food or grocery store. It has probiotics, organic acids, enzymes, is sweet but also sour.

Sparkling mineral water

I love mixing sparkling mineral water with a little lemon juice, a little honey, or some raw juices. It is like a soda.

Start out, half sparkling mineral water and half raw or fresh juice and then begin to decrease the juice.

Some Important References: 

Diet Soda: Good or Bad? – by – Healthline

19 Facts About Diet Soda That Might Make You Finally Stop Drinking It – by – TheDailyMeal

15 Reasons You Should Never Drink Diet Soda – by – EatThis

5 serious health risks of drinking diet soda – by – Clark

What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Diet Coke? – by – MindFood

Diet soda: How much is too much? – by – Mayo Clinic

Things that happen when you stop drinking diet soda – by – TheList