There has been more research done in regards to how healthy diet soda is compared to regular soda, and again the research is showing that diet soda is significantly worse than regular soda.
This is not something that has not been debated before, but the new study will be published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and is more conclusive proof diet soda is way worse than downing a couple regular sodas a day. The new study showed that people who drank diet soda regularly had up to triple the amount of fat stored in their abdominal cavity compared to the group of people who did not drink diet soda.
The research study included 749 people who were over the age of 65, and they were asked every 2 years how much soda they had consumed each day, then asked about diet consumption verse regular consumption. The researchers also weighed several health factors including smoking, physical exercise, diabetes, and other types of conditions or situations that could impact the amount of abdominal fat or decrease metabolism. The research ended up showing that the people who drank diet soda ended up gaining about 3.2 inches on their waste size, while the people who did not drink diet soda increased only about .8 inches. There was also a group that occasionally drank a diet soda and they had gained about 1.8 inches throughout the study.
There has been a lot of concern over the last five years about the low-calorie sweeteners and the no-calorie sweeteners, so this is just another study suggesting that diet products are not healthy, and can significantly harm the body. When you drink a diet soda, you are actually consuming a product that has up to 600 times the sweetness of regular sugar, and that causes your body to begin storing unintended weight.
There has also been suggestion that if you drink diet soda, you are more likely to take in sweet foods like candy, because the artificial sweeteners are not satisfying your brain the same way regular sugar does. When you consume fake sugar, your brain does not know that this is supposed to be a sugar substitute, so then your brain tells your body eat candy and eat sugar, and that is also a big reason why you gain weight when you drink diet soda.
In terms of health risks, it’s important that you try to keep as much fat away from the abdomen as possible, because this visceral fat can cause you to have an increased risk for cardiovascular issues. This is yet another issue with diet soda, since the body stores most of the fat around the abdominal wall, then you have this layer of visceral fat that can lead you to becoming diabetic or even worse, end up having a heart attack or stroke due to cardiovascular disease.
If you are trying to lose weight, the best thing to do is stay away from soda all together, whether you are drinking regular or diet. If you do happen to feel the urge to drink a soda on a hot day by the grill, it might be healthier for you to just grab a regular Coke, opposed to that diet, and it might end up saving your life.