Do you think that diet soft drink is good for your diet? A recent scientific study challenges us to think again. In it, users were shown to eat up to 30% more if they regularly consumed artificially sweetened drinks. The artificial sweetners create a state of starvation in the brain, fueling hunger. Scientists recommend natural sugars, such as honey, fruit juice, and maple syrup rather than artificial sweetners.
- leading to an increased caloric intake of up to 30 per cent.
- Sugar substitutes, despite having less calories than sugar, can wreak havoc on your body and metabolism
- Instead of reaching for a pack of Splenda, health experts recommend using natural sugars
“The Australian study published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests artificial sweeteners create a false state of starvation state in the brain, causing some organisms — such as flies and rats, which were observed in two separate studies — to eat more food as a result.”