You see plenty of commercials about “zero calorie” or “no sugar” in diet soft drinks. But is DIET SODA good for you?? See the REAL answer here.
Exactly why is diet soda so bad for you and your health? It seems like a good thing, right? Less calories, less sugar, still satisfying.
Unfortunately, there is so more to this chemical cocktail than you may realize.
Artificial sweeteners have more intense flavor than real sugar, so over time products like diet soda dull our senses to naturally sweet foods like fruit, says Brooke Alpert, RD, author of The Sugar Detox. Even more troubling, these sugar stand-ins have been shown to have the same effect on your body as sugar. “Artificial sweeteners trigger insulin, which sends your body into fat storage mode and leads to weight gain,” Alpert says. (Read more)