A University of Texas study has concluded that with every daily can of diet soda, a person increased their risk of being overweight by a shocking 41%! The sugar substitutes found in diet sodas (such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin) could be to blame. Because these sweeteners provide zero calories, your taste buds relay to your brain that you’re consuming something, yet body doesn’t gain any energy. Studies show that these empty calories throw off your body’s ability to properly judge your consumption, which then causes you to overeat and finally, gain weight.*
Kick your soda habit and opt for the healthiest available alternative: water flavored with slices of detoxifying citrus fruit. If you’re craving carbonation, enjoy some mineral water in moderation. If you are in need of a caffeine boost, reach for some green tea, which, unlike diet sodas, can quench your thirst while offering up some cleansing antioxidants.
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