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Did You Know Artificially Sweetened Drinks are Bad for Your Brain?

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Dr. Sonal Gupta
Director and Head - Neurosurgery
Neurosciences, Neurosurgery

The consumption of artificially sweetened beverages has seen a drastic growth in the last few decades. It has multiplied so much that you’ll often find people juggling between diet and sugary soda. A common misconception is that diet soda is a better option than the sugary ones. Ironically, not many people know that a regular consumption of artificially sweetened drinks (be it diet or sugary) drastically increases the risk of dementia and stroke. To be precise, they are hammering your brain.

We at Max Healthcare, feel proud to be branded as the best neuro hospital in Delhi. Thus, we have this comprehensive guide that will help you understand the risk factors associated with long-term consumption of artificially sweetened drinks, especially soda.

Health Conditions Linked to Artificially Sweetened Drinks

  • Soda causes brain damage and drinking it often can shrink the brain volume and lead to poor memory.
  • Diet soda drinkers are 3x more likely to develop Dementia and Stroke.
  • One diet soda a day shrinks the brain volume.
  • Regular consumption triggers brain aging, increases early Alzheimer’s risk factors and results in decreasing memory.  
  • Depression is another condition linked to consuming more than four cans a day. The risk of depression is 30 percent higher if there is a high consumption.
  • A high consumption of artificially sweetened drinks can lead to kidney Damage. Moreover, a long-term consumption can lead to a significant % reduction in kidney function. Also, if the glomerular filtration rate drops, our kidneys can stop functioning.
  • Metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes are the other risks associated with high consumption of soda.

Drinks That Are Better Than Soda

Drinking something that shortens your life is never a good idea. The good idea is to switch to drinks that make you healthy from both inside and outside. So, ditch soda and try these drinks instead.

  • Tea - Believe it or not, tea can significantly lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 86 percent. Compounds like catechins and theaflavins found in tea work to protect your brain. However, if you are not a tea drinker, coffee can also help to lower the risk of depression by 10 percent. Now isn’t that something good to hear?

  • Kombucha - If you can’t stay away from the fizz that soda brings, try kombucha. It is a fermented beverage that contains healthy bacteria known as probiotics. They line the digestive tract and help in fighting illness and infection. Dubbed as the Immortal Health Elixir by Chinese, the gut-friendly probiotics will leave you craving for more while keeping a tab on your health.

To Sum It Up!

Brain and kidney diseases caused by soda constitute a significant health problem affecting millions every year across the world. Maintaining a healthy body should always be your primary goal. Therefore, you should cut down on soda consumption to keep your mind and body healthy. Have a healthy life!

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