By: Chamalee KP
Diet soda seems like a healthier drink to our body. In fact according to researches done by Purdue universities it stated that drinking diet soda may not only bas as for the human body, it also bad for the regular stuff.
In fact, according to a group of researchers at Purdue University, drinking diet soda may not only be as bad for your health as the regular stuff.
According to journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, the report argues that artificially sweetened beverages are not only linked with ill health effects similar to those associated with consuming regular soda but they may even cause worse long term health outcomes.
Additionally the research has found that consumption of diet soda will associated with obesity than the regular soda. Drinking just one can of diet soda per day is “enough to significantly increase the risk for health problems,” according to the media release.
The report explain that diet soda and artificial sweeteners trap the body and pretend that it is consuming real food and sugar even though it isn’t, which leads metabolic confusion and overconsumption .there for the systems in body will messed up when there is a flowing of fake sugar and body will confuse whether to process or not. This will leads to bad health symptoms.
In a blog post for The Huffington Post Dr. Mark Hyman explained how “diet soda makes you fat” and unhealthy:
- Artificial sweeteners are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar, activating our genetically-programmed preference for sweet taste more than any other substance.
- They trick your metabolism into thinking sugar is on its way. This causes your body to pump out insulin, the fat storage hormone, which lays down more belly fat.
- It also confuses and slows your metabolism down, so you burn fewer calories every day.
- It makes you hungrier and crave even more sugar and starchy carbs like bread and pasta.
- In animal studies,the rats that consumed artificial sweeteners ate more, their metabolism slowed, and they put on 14 percent more body fat in just two weeks — even eating fewer calories.
- In population studies, there was a 200 percent increased risk of obesity in diet soda drinkers.