Artificial Sweetened Beverages and Body Weight
Sugar Sweetened Beverages, Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
Intake of non-sugar sweeteners and health outcomes
In this video I breakdown Bobby Parrish video on the WORST artificial sweeteners in the grocery store. There is evidence of artificial sweeteners helping to reduce body weight. It’s hard to say that they cause weight gain. Plus, the extra calories and sugar consumed in sugar beverages may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and weight gain (studies above). Remember, when it comes to weight gain, if you consume more kcals over what your body expends, you will gain weight.
The use of using artificial sweeteners poses few risks. If compared to a sugar beverage to an artificial sweetener beverage, the artificial sweetener beverage will have fewer calories. You can argue the positives and negatives of some artificial sweeteners but there is not enough clear cut longer-term evidence that convinces me that they are bad, possibly having high amounts of an artificial sweetener may have negative effects but I think it would be very difficult to get very high amounts that can cause these negative effects. If you have bad experiences with artificial sweetener, don’t have it. Artificial sweeteners are considered safe and are well tolerated by most people.
Artificial sweeteners beverages can be an easy alternative for those who regularly consume soft drinks with added sugar and is great for decreasing sugar consumption and extra kcals. What’s going to be better for weight loss do you think?
Rob, AIHPE, Master of Science in Physical Activity, Nutrition & Behaviour Change.
Alex, Bachelor of Science in Sport Science
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