Dangers of Artificial Sweetners

Health Wire

With the staggering number of overweight and obese individuals in this country today, it’s no surprise that many switch from full calorie soft drinks to diet drinks. At first, the decision seems sound: consuming
fewer calories equals results in less weight gain. However, there are some new studies that say the dangers in drinking diet soda or foods with artificial sweeteners might be greater than the dangers associated with them regular sugar. The body is fooled by the sweetness in artificial sugars; thinking that sugar is coming into its belly. When no sugar appears, the metabolic response is tricked, and over time, the body might stop responding to actual sugar the way it should. Studies have shown that those who consume diet drinks regularly have a 200 percent increased risk of weight gain, a 36 percent increased risk of pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome, and a 67 percent increased risk of diabetes. So if you want
something sweet, have a small treat with real sugar, or better yet, grab a piece of fruit!