Diet Soda Makes You Fat and Sick
Still Drinking Diet Soda?
It makes you sick and fat.
This is not new information, just information the people keep ignoring.
Wake up, you diet drink junkies! Your beverage of choice is doing a number on you.
Diet drinks and diet foods are:
- Making You Fat
- Weakening your bones
- Making you gassy (and we are kind of tired of that)
- Changing your brain, causing seizures, headaches and an MS-like syndrome
- Screwing up your stomach (hey, you with the Diet Coke in your hand, are you also taking acid-lowering drugs?)
- Increasing your risk for esophageal cancer
We IDOLIZE caffeine and soda in this country because with a drink in hand we have our “edge” and we are getting it calorie free.
…It is a false god.
“they are perfectly safe for kids,” says Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Crack open a scientific study, Sarah, and look deep inside before you make anymore helpful statements about artificial sweeteners.
Why does the American Diabetes Association say artificial sweeteners
“can be used to sweeten food and drinks for less calories and carbohydrate when they replace sugar.” (but only if you don’t mind having MS-like or Parkinson’s-like symptoms).
Maybe they don’t know?
- Over 75% of adverse reactions due to food additives reported to the FDA are caused by aspartame.
- Artificial sweeteners RAISE the risk of diabetes.
- Artificial sweeteners increase cravings and sugar dependence.
- When the tongue tastes sweet, yet no calories are associated with the trigger, the food reward pathway in the brain is not triggered. You’ll eat more.
Follow the money
- Could it be that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics takes money from Coca-Cola and Pepsico, its corporate partners.
- Could it be that the American Diabetes Association doesn’t want to make its corporate sponsors (Splenda, Equal) angry.
- Aspartame is found in about 6,000 products. Gum, candy, gelatin, desserts, ice cream, yogurt, vitamins, prescription medicine, cough drops, and more. Any product labeled as “sugar free” is likely to have an artificial sweetener.
- The global market for artificial sweeteners is billion$ and they want your kids.
The trade organizations above definitely know that aspartame corporate sponsors bring in a ton of cash, so we will never see anyone from these organizations speaking truth about these chemicals.
We have studies dating back several years showing that artificial sweeteners make people fat (drinking 1-2 cans of soda resulted in 54.% chance of being overweight or obese in a 2005 study). Now we have a newer study that shows the same thing.
Diet Soda is Making you Sick and Fat.
- Professor Helen Hazuda, of the University of Texas’s health science center studied 500 people for 10 years and found that diet soda drinkers waists expand 70% faster.
- People who drink 2 cans a day are considered “heavy users” in the above study and were found to have bellies 500% bigger. (Now we have “aspartame spread” to go on our “muffin top.”)
- Another study showed that daily aspartame elevates fasting blood glucose levels in animal studies.
What has been the industry response to the mounting evidence that aspartame is a toxic poison? They renamed it, Aminosweet, (not in the U.S.).
Some companies are ditching Aspartame for other artificial sweeteners, these aren’t any better, Pepsi.
What can you do?
Avoid Artificial Sweeteners at All Cost.
They ALL are causing damage, and this includes the new darling, sucralose.
The best non-caloric sweetener is from a plant called stevia. Look for pure stevia extract.
I like SteviaClear the best!
To avoid artificial sweeteners, here’s what to look for on labels (besides the code words, “sugar-free”):
- Acesulfame potassium (also called acesulfame K, ace-K)
- Sweet One
- NutraTaste Blue
- Cyclamate (not in U.S.)
- and many more
What can real food do for you?
Learn more here about a healthy real food eating plan!
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