Why is Diet Soda Bad for Diabetes

By Brian Lemay 5 comments


Hello, I am Ty Mason of thediabetescouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I want to talk about diet soda and diabetes. After you watch the video today, I invite
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for everyone! I want to say right up front that there is
a divide among many experts concerning diet soda and diabetes. Now I am not an expert but I do have an opinion. The question I received was why diet soda
is bad for diabetes. I personally don’t believe that it is. However, I am going to give you research from
both sides of the issue and let you decided whether or not you should drink diet soda. I truly feel the reason most people have an
aversion to diet drinks is that at one time, there was much debate over the safety of artificial
sweeteners. Many feared that these sweeteners caused certain
types of cancer. Studies performed in the 1970s suggested that
the artificial sweetener saccharin was linked to bladder cancer. Since that time, however, saccharin has been
deemed safe. Both the National Cancer Institute and the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider the sweetener nontoxic. Aspartame, another common yet controversial
sweetener, has also gained clearance for use as a sugar replacement. The FDA regulates artificial sweeteners as
food additives. It reviews and approves artificial sweeteners
before they can be sold. Some foods are “generally recognized as
safe” and don’t require FDA approval to be sold. However, aspartame and saccharin, commonly
found in diet sodas, are both FDA reviewed and approved. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) lists
diet sodas among the drinks considered safe. The ADA recommends them as an alternative
to non-diet varieties. While diet soft drinks are safe, they are
far from nutritious. In addition to diet soda, the ADA recommends
water, unsweetened iced or hot tea, and sparkling or infused water. Even milk and 100 percent fruit juices, although
they contain carbohydrates, can be wise choices when you consider the nutrients they provide. Be sure to limit fruit juices due to their
high natural sugar content. Carbonated colas also pose some risk. A 2000 study published in Archives of Pediatrics
and Adolescent Medicine investigated the risks of colas in youth. The study found that drinking carbonated beverages
was strongly associated with bone fractures in teenage girls. Although the same was not shown for boys,
the study did raise concerns about long-term negative impacts of carbonated colas. Diet sodas may also create issues specifically
for people with diabetes. A study published in Nature showed that, in
mice, artificial sweeteners can lead to a spike in insulin. In my research here is what I have found are
the real pros and cons of drinking diet sodas: Pros Of Drinking Diet Soda With Diabetes Include
It contains fewer carbohydrates than regular soda. It curbs the sugar craving without a sugar
overload. You’re consuming far fewer calories. Cons Of Drinking Diet Soda With Diabetes Include
You’re consuming calories but gaining no nutritional benefit. It’s full of unhealthy additives. Long-term diet soda drinking is still associated
with weight gain and other health risks. Research shows an increased risk of diabetes
and metabolic syndrome with both diet soda and regular soda intake. There really is not consensus out there in
regards to the effects of diet soda on your diabetes. One study says it will harm you and another
study comes right along and says it is completely safe. In my opinion, the choice is up to you. I would not make diet soda my main intake
of fluids in a day, however, a couple of cans won’t kill you either. Just be smart, make an informed choice and
live your life. You have to look in the mirror everyday. Don’t forget to get my new ebook and please,
subscribe to our channel for many more videos like this one in the future. Thanks for watching. I am Ty Mason.

5 Comments

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Belinda Erna

Jul 7, 2017, 4:24 pm Reply

I am so glad I,m not drinking any of these diet cooldrink its better to drink water thanks for the video

Jay Aldridge

Nov 11, 2017, 7:54 pm Reply

Is Sprite zero harmful for diabetes.

treguard1982

Jan 1, 2018, 1:14 am Reply

I felt much better after cutting out aspartame a few years ago. Since then I've pretty much cut out all sweeteners apart from as a 'treat'. I just don't see how having the same brain reaction from putting something with as in my mouth as it does with sugar being safe. You're setting your body up to anticipate and expect sugar. When it doesn't get it, then you'll end up craving it. Chemical shit from the states again.

Robert Holloway

Mar 3, 2018, 1:44 pm Reply

I was told that clear diet sodas such as Sprite Zero was okay but dark diet liquids were not. Is that true?

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