8. Drinking soda, especially diet soda, is a risk to your health.
While it is true that all soda poses a risk to your health, diet soda has been proven to be the worst. With copious amounts of aspartame, diet soda has been shown to lead to an increased risk of blood-related cancers. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that has been in the United States since the early 1980s.
Concerns about aspartame causing a number of health problems, including cancer, have been around for many years. Many people grab a quick soda on their way home from work or while out to eat. For the sake of your health, it may be best to stick with water as much as possible. When you’re craving a sugary drink, it may be better to just indulge in the occasional full-sugar soda instead.