|Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM|
A recent study appeared in the journal, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study was done by researchers at Purdue University said that using diet sodas as a weight loss tool may actually cause you to pack on pounds. It is believed that the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas may throw off the body's ability to know how many calories it needs. Researchers say using diet sodas as a weight loss tool may actually cause you to pack on pounds.
They believe diet drinks may be linked to obesity ,heart problems,diabetes, and even depression.
Researchers found that people who consume diet soft drinks regularly had the same elevated risk for type two diabetes and heart disease as those who drink regular soda.The fake sugar in diet sodas teases your body by pretending to give it real food. But when your body doesn't get the things it expects to get, it becomes confused on how to respond. While the studies they reviewed only looked at diet soft drinks, the researchers suggest that this could apply to other products that contain artificial sweeteners as well.These artificial sweeteners are sucralose, aspartame and saccharin, which are commonly found in "DIET, LOW CALORIE, and SUGAR-FREE" items,
Researchers think what might be happening is that those artificial sweeteners actually taste sweeter than real sugar, so the body craves more.
Plus there may be a bit of what psychologists refer to as cognitive distortion, meaning we kind of talk ourselves into believing that since we're cutting calories with diet sodas, it's OK to indulge in other sweets. Unfortunately this isn't the type of substitution our body needs.No surprise to us all,consuming water is always a better alternative for optimal results.
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