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Diet Soda Is Not Your Friend

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Many of us believe that products and beverages with “diet” as a large part of their name should help you lose weight, right?  Then why does all the research prove that they do just the opposite?

A breakthrough study of diet soda drinkers was presented to the American Diabetes Association in 2011. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio   followed 474 people for 10 years.  The results? Those who drank two or more diet sodas a day had a 500% greater increase in waist size than those who didn’t drink diet soda at all!

What does this mean?

Your waist size is a prime indicator of the build-up of visceral fat around your internal organs that is strongly linked to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  Drinking diet soda to lose weight generates exactly the opposite effect.

A 9-year study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in March, 2015 verified the earlier findings.

Here’s how the numbers played out:

No Diet Soda                      Average 0.8 inches gained around the waist

Occasional Diet Soda           Average 1.83 inches gained around the waist

Daily Diet Soda                   Average 3.2 inches gained around the waist!

How can this be?  

Artificial sweeteners are only good for food producers – not humans. It is a lot cheaper to put a few milligrams of a chemical into their product than it is to put in real food that your body can recognize. Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal) and other artificial sweeteners fool your body and in the process, screw up your natural reactions to what you’re eating or drinking.

Why “Diet” Sodas Actually Ruin Your Diet

Your body thinks it is getting sugar, so it releases insulin to keep your blood sugar level from going too high.  Instead, this reaction lowers your blood sugar – making you hungry. So, you end up eating more!

Aspartame alone accounts for 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. It has been linked to migraine, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, premature births and memory loss.

Sergey Dzugan, MD, PhD., founder of DzLogic

“Our body chemistry is a fragile balancing act, and the chemicals in our food supply can speed up the aging processes significantly and help create diseases,” says Sergey Dzugan, MD, PhD., founder of DzLogic and a world-renowned expert in body chemistry optimization and the natural treatment of physiologic diseases.

“The bottom line is there are no magic bullets for staying healthy and fit. Eating real food in moderation, staying active and getting the proper amount of sleep every night have always been the foundations of good health,” Dzugan added.

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  1. […] Tomemos el estudio de 2011 de investigadores en el Centro de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Texas en San Antonio. Después de seguir a 474 bebedores de refrescos por casi 10 años, los investigadores descubrieron que la cintura de los bebedores  de refrescos light creció un 70% más que la cintura de los bebedores de refrescos normales (ver estudio). Un estudio similar publicado en 2015 también reveló una "sorprendente relación dosis-respuesta" entre el consumo de refrescos light y la circunferencia de la cintura. Las personas que nunca bebieron refrescos normales aumentaron su circunferencia de cintura en un promedio de 0,8 pulgadas durante el período de observación de nueve años, mientras que los bebedores de refrescos light ganaron un promedio de casi 3,2 pulgadas – cuatro veces más que aquellos que se abstuvieron de gaseosas light. (ver referencia) […]