Running after that weight goal means you have to cut down on your favorite carbonated drink, but the arrival of sugar-free versions freed this suffocating thought.
But are you really sure it’s helping you decrease or even maintain your weight?
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) like soft drinks, fruit juices, and energy drinks have always been associated with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular diseases. But the same can also be said about artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) or the “diet” versions of our thirst quenchers.
A study co-researched by Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Pelotas, both in Brazil, and Washington University in the United States have validated this.
“Diet” drinks can stimulate sweet taste receptors which can increase appetite and stimulate the secretion of gut hormones and the need for more food.
As a result, the body reacts in forms of weight gain, obesity, and complications brought by these.