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What Drinking Diet Soda Does To Your Body And Brain (Video)

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If you’re going for the diet soda instead of the regular soda, you might think, wow, I’m like, super healthy. But it turns out the diet stuff is just as bad as the regular. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

Artificial sweeteners are one of diet soda’s main ingredients. But studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners within diet sodas can cause a series of health problems. We decided to take a look at what happens to the body when you only drink diet soda. Following is a transcript of the video [View Business Insider Video].

In the early 1960s, a new kind of beverage took the stage.It wasn’t a new shape, or color, or flavor. No, this was diet soda. And It. Was. Awesome.

With fewer calories and less sugar, diet soda promised to be a healthier alternative to regular soda. But like most promises in life that sound too good to be true, it probably is.

Can you tell the difference between a glass of regular and diet soda? Turns out, neither can your body. And that’s where the trouble starts.

Until recently, everything we ate contained some amount of calories. When we ate something sweet, for example, the brain sent signals to our pancreas. Which started producing insulin, that stored the sugar molecules in our cells for energy.

So, when we drink diet soda, the sweetness tricks our body into thinking it’s real sugar. But when those energy-packed calories don’t arrive, the insulin has nothing to store.

Business Insider, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug. 23, 2018

Video By Buzz60/Susana Victoria Perez


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