“Honestly, I thought that diet soda would be marginally better compared to regular soda in terms of health,” stated Susan Swithers, the report’s author, a behavioral neuroscientist, and professor of psychological sciences from, thechart.blogs.cnn.com.
Studies show that health issues are the same for people that drink diet soda and regular soda. Diet soda does fill someone’s cravings without the calories ,but according to CNN researchers that is the problem. People that drink diet soda’s bodies don’t release the hormone needed to regulate their blood sugar and blood pressure. Studies show that people that drink diet soda gain more weight than those who drink regular soda.
“Research shows that sweet taste can increase appetite and the regular consumption of the high intensity sweetness of artificial sweeteners may encourage sugar cravings and dependence,” said CNN diet and fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis.
Arificial sweeteners diminish the reward center in the brain which makes humans crave more foods with calories and sweet tasting food. People that drink diet soda have an increased risk of diabetes, strokes, and heart disease. Natural sweeteners that are processed extracts could still have increased health risks added Dr. Melina Jampolis.
Fake sugars trick people’s body into thinking they have eaten real food, but when it doesn’t get the real sugars it has a hard time responding. To make the matter worse diet soda isn’t taxed but regular soda is because it has sugar, according tohttp://taxfoundation.org.
Diet soda is made with artificial sweeteners that can cause people to gain more weight because it makes you crave more sugar. In a study by the University of Texas 41% of people that drink diet soda are most likely to be overweight. Drinking diet soda could increase a person’s risks to developing osteoporosis. Phosphoric acid, which is found in colas, has been proven to have a negative effect on bone matter like teeth. However, only people who drink more than 5 sodas a day are likely to be effected by this, according to http://www.livestrong.com.