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Sweet and Low…. and FAT


Sweet and Low…. and FAT

Most of us living in Thailand have some interests or concerns over health and fitness issues, so Inspire will each week share some of the most relevant articles for you

New study proves that artificial sweeteners make us fat

Since the 80’s diet drinks sales have steadily increased but now scientists are finding that artificial sweeteners are not as ‘inert’ as we believe them to be.

A new study, published in PLOS, tracked users of low-calorie sweeteners in diet drinks for ten years and compared them with people who didn’t use artificial sugar. Those who used artificial sweeteners were heavier, more abdominally obese and and had larger waist circumferences than those who didn’t.

A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal analysed all the best available research on the association between Type 2 diabetes and sugar-sweetened drinks, artificially sweetened drinks and juices. The study concluded that regular consumption of sugary drinks was associated with diabetes but alarmingly the consumption of diet drinks was also linked to diabetes.

3 reasons why we should avoid Artificial Sweeteners:

Artificial sweeteners can confuse the brain into thinking you have eaten real sugar

When we taste something sugary, our body is primed to release the hormone insulin, so that when the sugar reaches our gut we’re prepared to metabolise it. So when you eat artificial sweeteners, the body gets ready for sugar and releases insulin even though no actual sugar arrives.


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