Study: Diet soda could ramp up appetite

Recent research at Purdue University shows that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda fake out our bodies, causing us to have a bigger appetite for real sweets. Fairfield nutritionist Peter McNight

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2014, 4:05 AM

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Recent research at Purdue University shows that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda fake out our bodies, causing us to have a bigger appetite for real sweets.
Fairfield nutritionist Peter McNight urges residents to do themselves a favor and let go of the habit of drinking diet soda. He says studies show that it doesn't help you lose weight, and may even lead to weight gain.
McNight adds that drinking diet soda may cause the wrong bacteria to take over in your stomach, sending a message to your brain to eat more.
Anyone looking for a caffeine fix can drink a cup of tea or coffee instead, and use a small amount of sugar, artificial sweetener or honey. McNight suggests training oneself to drink water or seltzer as well.


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