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Diet Sodas Don’t Help You Cut Down On Sugar Or Calories!

Diet Sodas Don't Help You Cut Down On Sugar Or Calories!

A lot of people trying to be healthy switch to diet sodas and drinks that contain artificial sweeteners.

Diet sodas have been red-flagged by health experts and dietitians for years now, but people continue to consume them, thinking that they are healthier than sugary drinks.

But a new study has highlighted why the diet soda obsession is a mere fad, without any real health benefits.

The study conducted among American teens and kids said that those who consumed low-calorie or diet sodas consumed almost 200 calories more per day, as compared to people who just stuck to water for hydration.

This study isn’t exactly an eye-opener, as health experts have long warned against consumption of these drinks, but will surely force people to re-think the utility of these ‘diet’ drinks.

Additionally, participants who consumed low-calorie or zero-calorie beverages consumed the same amounts of sugar as those who consumed sugar-sweetened drinks and sodas.

This study isn’t exactly an eye-opener, as health experts have long warned against consumption of these drinks, but will surely force people to re-think the utility of these ‘diet’ drinks.

The participants reported everything that they ate and drank over a 24-hour period and the researchers zeroed in on reported consumption of sweetened beverages, especially those with low-calorie sweeteners and those with sugar.

Among the key findings of the study was the observation that kids who drank low-calorie sweetened beverages also ingested more added sugars from other foods and drinks, as compared to those who drank water.

Additionally, researchers noted that in the sample size, the highest calorie intake was reported among teens and kids who either consumed low calorie sweetened beverages or sugary beverages.

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