Diet soda, good or not so good. Not so good and in this podcast we cover 5 reasons why you should give it up!
Tera inspired this podcast by saying that sweets and diet soda were one of her biggest struggles. She also said she just can’t stop craving sweets. So thanks Tera for inspiring this podcast topic as I know it’s a hot topic that many people will enjoy.
So what are the 5 reasons?
- It contains a toxic substance
- It messes with your hormones
- It doesn’t help weight loss
- May contribute to disease
- Can increase cravings for sweet things
You’ll have to listen to the podcast to hear the rest so go ahead and download it.
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Another article that you might like to read that builds on the topic of diet soda and the dangers of aspartame.
List of study references I quoted in the podcast
P Humphries et al. Effects of aspartame on the brain. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Sakurai M, Nakamura K et al. Sugar-sweetened beverage and diet soda consumption and the 7-year risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men. European Journal of Nutrition. 2013.
Harvard Health Letter. Do you really need that diet soda?, August 2012.
Iyyaswamy A, Rathinasamy S. Effect of chronic exposure to aspartame on oxidative stress in the brain of albino rats. Indian Academy of Sciences. 2012; 37(4);679-688.
Davidson TL, Martin AA, Clark K, Swithers SE. Intake of high-intensity sweeteners alters the ability of sweet taste signal to caloric consequences: Implications for the learned control of energy and body weight regulation. QJ Exp Psychol (hove) 2011 July; 64(7):1430-1441.
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Nutrition & Health Coach