Why Is Diet Soda Bad For You?

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 11, 2012

Diet SodaIf you are trying to shed some pounds, decrease your weight and lower your calorie consumption, you may be thinking about using the foods with reduced calories, or so called ‘diet foods’. Diet soda and light carbonated drinks are among those. The deal seems to be very good: you can have a low-calorie drink and enjoy the benefits of reduced calorie consumption. However, it is not as simple as it seems. Those who were using diet soda and other similar low calorie sugary drinks for some time reported about unexpected weight gain, especially in the waist area. According to the findings of the specialists from the University of Texas Health Science Center, consuming diet soda causes 70 per cent rise in waist circumference. Why does it happen, and why is diet soda bad for you? Are there really links between diet soda and weight gain? A group of scientists led by  Christophe Chassard and Amanda N. Payne, the experts from Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, conducted a series of studies in order to find out more about the issue. Read the rest of this entry »