We all know that sodas are bad for the body but some studies say that they are also bad for your mind. After studying 260,000 subjects, researchers claim that soft-drinks could also cause depression.
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All sweetened drinks including coffee and tea tend to have certain physical and mental consequences though we realise it or not.
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When researchers studied the consumption of several sweetened beverages like coffee, tea and soda on more than 2.5 lakh people they came to a conclusion that there is a link between depression and such beverages.
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Drinking four or more servings of soda a day could raise the risk of depression by 30%. Most of us are not yet aware of this fact.
Though researchers are not yet clear whether sodas have direct connection with depression, they say that artificial sweeteners are dangerous.
Researchers claim that even diet sodas and other low-calorie drinks can also cause this problem. This could be because of the aspartame present in most of those sodas.
Also, researchers say that people who already suffer depression could suffer more if they consume aspartame. Other issues it could cause are insomnia, migraines and unhealthy blood sugar levels.
Researchers speculate that the reason behind depression could be aspartame lowering serotonin levels in the body.
In another study, aspartame has triggered migraine in some subjects who suffered migraine. Other symptoms it may trigger are shakiness and dizziness.
So, researchers claim that staying away from beverages that contain aspartame is better. It is better to reduce your risks by consuming water instead of sugary sodas.