Please respect the serious tag.
I'm currently trying to find research or articles that show why exactly diet soda is bad for you... but most are ridden with bro-science like you would find here.
"Aspartame causes cancer."
"Artificial sweeteners are the debil."
But after reading into the ingredients of Diet Dr Pepper (my soda of choice), the only negatives of drinking diet soda are,
1) The artificial sweeteners increase appetite and sugar cravings. (But if you can control these... what's the problem?)
2) There are no nutritional benefits from drinking diet soda. (But there is nothing in it that will kill you either.)
3) People with Phenylketonuria shouldn't drink it because aspartame breaks down into many different things, one of which is phenylalanine.
So, can any miscers find me proof as to why diet soda is bad? Please don't quote an article from yahoo answers with Ms. Sally Broscience saying that aspartame causes cancer, because it does not.
Diet soda tastes great.
Can anyone PROVE it's bad for you?