Why are zero sugar or diet versions of soft drinks often described as worse for you?

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Why are zero sugar or diet versions of soft drinks often described as worse for you?

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Mostly fear of synthetic chemicals in food, all the commonly used artificial sweeteners are very well studied for negative effects. There does appear to be less of a weight loss effect in studies than would be expected from the caloric decrease that is still unexplained, but it’s very unlikely to be worse for you than sugar.

The replacement for sugar, aspartame in most cases, to provide the sweetness and claim to 0 sugar, is often more dangerous to brain chemistry.

It is more addictive than sugar, and wrecks havoc on liver function.

There are several claims that it causes depression, cancer, adhd, among other things, studies are still out, since it’s only been introduced fairly recently (1980s or so), so long-term effects are still being studied by unbiased sources.

Besides what the others have stated it’s also like to suggest psychological reasons diet sodas should be avoided.

First, if you’re trying to eat healthier you should try to break your addiction to sweetness, otherwise you’ll keep craving it and are more likely to trip up and break your diet.

Second some people see it as a free pass. Oh, I had a diet soda, so I’ll get this meal that’s 800 more calories than I was going to get. Kind of like how one might splurge on a couple donuts because they plan on going to the gym later.

If you’re drinking regular, then you’re probably not trying to fool yourself that you’re being healthy, at least as it comes to carbs and calories.

Because instead of using sugar they use artificial sweeteners. I don’t know the exact details anymore, but usually the body ingests the sugar and digests it as such. Artificial sweeteners set off the same signals as sugar, but don’t contain the same substances. The body recognizes sugar but doesn’t get any, which can lead to diabetes.

I really hope this is the right explanation