If you have been watching your waistline, you probably ditched full-sugar soft drinks in favour of the diet variety. While diet soft-drinks are definitely lower in calories (most having between 1-5 calories per can), recent research shows that that choosing artificially sweetened drinks may be putting you more at risk to developing diabetes.
It seems that the artificial sweeteners used in the production of diet soft drinks changes the way that our body processes sugar. Research shows that when Nutrasweet and other artificial sugar replacements, are consumed, it can cause a sudden blood glucose and insulin rush. This instability in blood sugar levels, over a prolonged period of time, can cause insulin resistance which is a pre-cursor to type-2 diabetes.
Perhaps what is more frightening, is that one group of researchers found that those who drank diet soft-drink were more at risk of developing diabetes compared to those who regularly drink ‘normal’ soft drinks (read more here: http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/well-being/food-for-thought-do-diet-drinks-cause-diabetes ).
So if you are trying to find a drink that won’t impact on your weight or health, try water. Water is calorie-free, completely hydrating and doesn’t cost you a cent. That’s right, you can drink it straight from the tap instead of paying a couple of dollars for a can full of chemicals that can harm your future health: hmm, I know what I would rather have!
The Natural Way advocates sensible eating and ‘natural’ health principles so you achieve weight loss without harming your health. So if you want to lose weight and eat real food (that is good for you), call The Natural Way on 1300 SLIMMER (754663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more about our fantastic, life-style friendly programme. Get your body Spring ‘ready’ with The Natural Way.
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