HEALTH TIP: Diet Soda Anyone? It’s surprising to me how many people still believe that “diet” soda is a “good thing” for losing weight. In fact, I hear people all the time proudly state that they eat healthy and “only drink diet soda.” So let’s set the record straight…There is NOTHING even remotely healthy about drinking diet soda, specifically diet sodas sweetened with aspartame. Once in the human body, aspartame breaks down into phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol. Methanol is a wood alcohol poison that, when heated above 86° F, converts to formaldehyde. What’s the temperature of the human body? Ummmm … 98.6° F right?
Even though diet sodas have zero calories, the artificial sweeteners (like aspartame) tend to trigger more communication in the brain’s “pleasure center” while not providing the brain with actual satisfaction. According to Sharon Fowler, obesity researcher at UT Health Science Center at San Diego, “Artificial sweeteners could have the effect of triggering appetite but unlike regular sugars they don’t deliver something that will squelch the appetite.” Since your brain is not satisfied, the result is that you will crave MORE sugar, MORE carbs, and MORE calories. Result: Diet sodas will make you FAT!
A recent 10 year study (of almost 500 diet soda drinkers) at the University of Texas showed that people who drink 2 or more diet sodas per day had a 500% greater increase in waist size (compared to non-diet soda drinkers)! A study at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine showed that people who drank diet soda daily had a 61% increased risk of a cardiovascular event (heart attack and/or stroke). Amazingly, drinking only ONE soda per day increases the risk for leukemia (42%) and for multiple myeloma (102%) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (31%), according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans [22-year period - total of 77,218 women and 47,810 men were included in the analysis, for a total of 2,278,396 person-years of data].
So, not only is aspartame [formerly on a Pentagon list of biowarfare chemicals – until the FDA “approved” it for consumption] an excitotoxin (i.e. it excites brain cells to death), and not only does it cause brain tumors, strokes, heart attacks, skin disorders, and seizures, but now we have proof that it actually makes you fatter!
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