Light sodas do not contain calories but are they good for you? Unfortunately, light sodas are not healthy. To replace sugar, light sodas contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. Cola drinks (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Pepper) contain caffeine and phosphoric acid, both of which can affect your health.
How does he Diet Coke affect your metabolism?
Light sodas such as Diet Coke are a potential source of glycation. The combination of proteins and sugar trigger inflammation and create damage in your body.
Researchers found that consumption of Coca-Cola Light may be associated with a risk of renal function decline that is twice as high as normal. The kidneys begin to degrade when his women drink sodas every day. The finding of the studies lies in the fact that kidney degradation is not linked to the sweetening agents of conventional sodas but to sweeteners of light sodas.
A recently formulated hypothesis is that artificial sweeteners that lie into the Coke Diet can change the metabolism functioning. A recent study found that after drinking diet drinks for a week, the intestinal flora was unbalanced. The intestinal flora is well known to affect our digestion and metabolism of food: if its balance is changed, this can open the way to overweight and obesity.
Diet drinks, on the other hand, are very acidic and this could play a role of inconvenience vis-à-vis the bacteria of the intestines.
Dietary drinks also have a hyper-sweet taste but do not provide calories in the form of sugar, as our body expects. This deceives our body and causes it to no longer know how to handle. Our sweet taste receptors, which are roots on our tongues, in our intestines and pancreas are hyper-activated and trigger the release of insulin. Insulin is the hormone needed when the body receives sugars. But if there are none, over time, this leads to metabolic dysfunction.
Insulin is the hormone that absorbs sugars and other nutrients in cells, stores sugars, prevents fat burning, and promotes fat production in fat cells. For all these reasons, it is not interesting to have insulin levels that are too high. Especially since when there is no sugar to use, but insulin production is stimulated, the effect is that our metabolism requires sugar. So people who use artificial sugars, including sweeteners in the Coca Cola Light for example, may be more attracted to sugars, throughout their day.
How does Diet Coke spoil your weight loss efforts?
There is both a physiological and psychological reason. If you assume that these dietary drinks do not bring you calories, you will think that you are free to take another one. If you are watching out your weight, soda lights can therefore spoil your efforts. When your body senses that you are drinking a sweet product, it expects you to bring it calories, and when it does not, conflicting signals are sent to your brain, which may lead you to even more sugar consumption.
Studies have shown that people who drink diet sodas or cokes daily gain weight. Even though light drinks do not contain calories, drinking them can increase your desire to consume drinks and sugary foods that are not good for your health. In general we do not drink sodas to accompany fruits or vegetables! As long as you are always looking for foods that are too sweet, fiber-free, refined and nutrient-free, you will never solve your weight issues.
Not only does Diet Coke, and other diet drinks and artificial sweeteners do not help you to lose weight, they do not even improve your blood values for diabetes risks, such as blood sugar, sugar tolerance or resistance to diabetes.
The debate on artificial sweeteners is still open. While waiting for the outing of an unequivocal and certain answer, it is better to avoid or, at least, to reduce the artificial sweeteners. Limit your coke diet consumption as much as possible and replace it with a healthy drink such as water, tea, or fruit juice. You can also opt for unsweetened or naturally sweetened beverages (ideally fruit juices or centrifuges and fresh vegetables). On occasion, why not trying flavored seltzer water for sparkling refreshment without the drawbacks of classic or light sodas.