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why is diet coke worse than regular coke

Diet soda is calorie-free, but it won't necessarily help you. Researchers from the University of Texas found that over the course of about a decade, diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference compared with non-drinkers. And get this: participants who slurped down two or more sodas a day experienced a
500% greater increase. The way artificial sweeteners confuse the body may play a part, but another reason might be psychological, says Minnesota-based dietitian Cassie Bjork.

When you know you're not consuming any liquid calories, it might be easier to justify that double cheeseburger or extra slice of pizza. Con: ItБs full of added sugars, usually in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. High intakes of added sugars are linked with high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels, risk factors for heart diseaseБwhich is why the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting all sugars to no more than about 6 teaspoons a day if youБre a woman, no more than 9 teaspoons if youБre a man.

A 12-ounce can of cola has about 8 teaspoonsБwhich translates to about 130 calories.

So one soda wonБt make or break your diet, particularly if you make room for it by cutting out something else, but if you drink too many, these calories can add up to major weight gain. Side note: One of my college friends lost 20 pounds in about six months just by eliminating sodas. (HeБd been a big soda drinker. ) Must Read:

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