Diet Soda, Aspartame And The Health Risks
Diet sodas and other diet foods that some of us are consuming every day have a deep dark secret and you need to learn the truth! You probably think like most people who believe that diet soda is better for you than regular soda, because it does not have the high sugar content. If you are watching your weight it will help with you waistline, or if you have diabetes it is okay to put into your body. NOT So! I am going to teach you about the health problems that artificial sweeteners can cause, contrary to what you might think they actually can cause weight gain. So please set back, relax, and listen closely!
A recent study from Texas shows that diet sodas that contain aspartame (an artificial sweeteners) do not help with weight loss but actually cause weight gain and other health problems. So let’s examine this and find out what the problems are.
Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at San Antonio gathered 10 years of data on 474 participants from a larger group that was an ongoing study called the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging. These participants consumed 2 or more diet sodas a day and their waist sizes increased 6 times greater than those who did not drink diet soda.
According to a study by researchers conducted in 2010 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases found that the body’s reaction to the ingestion of artificial sweetener appears that the brain gets confused on how to process it, which also indicates that it is causing various other negative consequences.
Several decades ago the USDA confirmed reports that indicated artificial sweeteners like aspartame are responsible for destroying brain neurons which leads to many chronic illness. This includes chronic headaches, seizures, strokes, vascular disorder, heart disease, premature birth, dementia, brain disorders, cancer, and many more. In 2007 FDA declared aspartame safe, but there is a multitude of studies that rebut FDA findings.
In the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) debunked the false notion that drinking diet beverages is beneficial for weight loss. According to their studies it causes an increase of 70% in waist size and using the term “Diet” is very misleading. In a related study by the (ADA) that was presented at the same time researchers found that a common used chemical sweetener aspartame used in diet foods and beverages, actually is responsible for raising blood sugar level.
According to Helen P. Hazuda, a study researchers and professor at the UTHSC school of medicine, “Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet soda and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised.” and added “they many be free of calories, but not of consequences.”
The multi-billion dollar aspartame industry would like you to believe that “aspartame kills” is an “urban legend” and that you’d have to drink 100 cans of diet soda a day to be harmed by aspartame. This is just simply not true. Please check out these article about the dangers of aspartame from over 100 articles from over 50 doctors and nutritionist. These reports many of which have each “cured” their patients of many symptoms (including weight gain) simply by removing aspartame from their diet. These 50+ doctors strongly recommend avoiding all aspartame products.
My suggestion instead of consuming artificially sweetened beverages and foods hoping that they will help you lose weight and promote good health why not try consuming less processed foods, refined sugars, and simple carbohydrates. Try eating clean organic whole foods that will reteach your body how to digest and use nutrients from healthy foods that God put on this earth for us to eat and be healthy. And remember sugar is not necessarily bad for you, in fact natural sugar is found in fruit, as well as unprocessed sugar from raw sugar cane. I will give you some other suggestion later of alternative substitutes to sweeten your taste buds and are not dangerous to your health.