Diet Soda Swaps Sugar for Toxicity

Trying to make healthier choices can sometimes make us sicker

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How we react to artificial sweeteners

Drinking an ordinary can of coke means adding 44 grams of sugar into your body.
This injection of sugar causes our pancreas to release insulin, which is a natural response whenever we eat or drink anything sugary. (Information courtesy of the Kaiser Foundation).

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a really serious medical problem. If we cause insulin to be released too often when it’s not needed, our body begins to see insulin as useless and treats it as such.

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Damage

Diet soda causes an unnatural body response to insulin that leads to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance causes a buildup of fat and an inability to properly process sugar. This leads to an enormous amount of health consequences, the most obvious of which being type 2 diabetes.
Other consequences include obesity, heart problems, and far too high blood sugar levels.

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What to do

If you think you’ve already caused your body to develop a resistance to insulin, you need to go see your doctor and have your blood tested.
Catching diabetes before it develops is the key to managing your health for the future.

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