Diet Coke – Is It Bad For You And Can It Help You Lose Weight?

August 9, 2017

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Ah, the question as old as time itself. Ok, not really, but it’s ever-present, that’s for sure. So, is diet soda bad for you? What does it do to your body? Does it actually help you lose weight?

Not to go beating around the bush – NO, it doesn’t help you lose weight and it IS BAD for you.

Here’s why.

Artificial Sweeteners Are As Bad As Sugar

Susan E. Swithers, PhD, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist at Purdue, warns that artificial sweeteners are VERY harmful and claims that public health officials should tell consumers to avoid diet soda much like they do with regular, sugar-packed soda.

She also says that these warnings should include limiting intake of all sweeteners, including no-calorie sweeteners.

Swithers did a research and juxtaposed several recent studies in order to see just how many Americans consume diet sodas, and this is what she found: about 30% of American adults and 15% of American children ingest artificial sweeteners, including:

  • aspartame
  • sucralose
  • saccharin

“There is a lot of pressure from the public health sector to find solutions to counter the rise of obesity and chronic disease, and there is a lot of money and business at stake for the food industry as it develops and promotes these products,” says Susan Swithers, and continues:

“Beverages are becoming political issues as government leaders and politicians seek regulation and taxing to limit their availability and consumption, but most of these measures exclude diet soft drinks because they are perceived as healthy. When it comes to making policy decisions, it’s more important than ever that the science is considered and that the public understands what the science says in order to help them make the best health decisions.”

Watch the “How Diet Soda Destroys Your Body & Diet Soda Detox” video below:

Overeating And The Metabolic Syndrome

Artificial sweeteners work like this: they find a way to confuse the body’s natural ability to manage calories by making your taste buds actually taste something sweet, but without sugar.

This is when people tend to overeat, even if they drink diet soda, boosting their unnecessary and unhealthy artificial sweetener intake immensely. This is where the problem appears as people who consume artificial sweeteners are twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome.

Say NO to diet coke once and for all!

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