Even though it may provide zero calories and a quick energy boost, diet cola can drain calcium and phosphorous from a woman’s body. A small study from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center reported that healthy women who drank diet cola excrete more calcium and phosphorous than non-cola drinkers. In the study, 20 healthy women were chosen at random to drink 24 ounces of water or diet cola for two days. Their urine was then collected and studied.
Those who drank diet cola excreted more calcium and phosphorous than the control group. Calcium and phosphorus are both important nutrients that work together to build strong bones and teeth.
Previous studies have reported that cola drinkers, both diet and regular soda, have lower bone mineral density and increased fracture rate compared to non-cola drinkers.
So, there really is no winning when it comes to soda, is there?