Diet beverage drinkers- listen up!
For years, diet beverages have been seen as a “healthy alternative” to sugary sodas, energy drinks, and even coffees. But now, new science is coming forward to prove the fatal side effects of the sweet substitute.
For years, sugar-free drinks were seen as healthy weight loss promoters. They were called “diet drinks,” “zero-calorie drinks,” or “low-calorie drinks.” While they weren't filled to the brim with sugar, they certainly weren’t healthy.
After their introduction in the 1960’s, scientists began suspecting that they were dangerous for all consumers- especially in large doses. Furthermore, scientists argued that diet drinks don’t promote weight loss.
Consumers were divided- some would prefer the sugar-sweetened drinks while others would swear by manmade sugar-substitutes. But with new evidence, it appears that consumers might be so divided anymore. Recently, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore made a massive discovery. Researchers discovered that the chemicals from in the six most common sweeter substitutes had a “toxic, stressing effect on the human body.”
The deadly six are aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k.
For the better part of six decades, these sugar-substitutes were believed to have positive side effects such as “healthy gut microbiome has been associated with everything from improved hormone regulation, nutrient absorption, digestion, and immune system function.”
Now, nearly six decades after it’s introduction, sugar-free drinks are officially being linked to obesity, cancer, type 2 diabetes, migraines, even liver toxicity. New studies are also proving that that sugar-free beverage consumers are experiencing devastating gut bacteria.
Following the investigation, the scientist discovered that Diet drinks- which make up for a quarter of the sweetened beverages market- should no longer be considered as healthy alternatives. Diet drinks are not the only products that researchers are warning consumers about- the six options are also found in powdered soft drinks, chewing gum, dessert mixes, puddings and fillings, and some vitamins and sugar-free cough drops.
If you are a diet-beverage consumer with concerns, we recommend consulting with your doctor.
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