When you reach for a soda, iced tea, or fruit cocktail, do you opt for full sugar or no calorie beverages?
While diet or zero calorie options would seem the smartest health choice for many—artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and saccharin—contain really harsh chemical additives that can trigger blood sugar levels. Here are 8 reasons to say ‘no’ to no calorie beverages…
1. Justifies Overeating
Many of us order a diet soda with a double cheeseburger and large fries, which may help justify the treat for many. However, it’s a psychological trick, according to researchers at the UT Health Science Center, in San Diego, drinking zero calorie beverages will often causes us to rationalize poor diet choices.