Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Why I don't do 'Diet'

More evidence that 'Diet' foods and drinks are not so good for you

Symptoms: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Published New York Times: February 5, 2008

Researchers have found a correlation between drinking diet soda and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes (obesity, high cholesterol, blood glucose levels and high blood pressure).
  • Drinking one can of diet soda a day= 34% higher risk (compared with drinking none)
Scientists still wonder: “Why is it happening? Is it some kind of chemical in the diet soda, or something about the behavior of diet soda drinkers?”

I don't know, but I'm glad I don't drink diet soda! It goes back to putting 'real' food and beverages into your body, not manufactured 'foods'.

A diet high in refined grains, fried foods and red meat = 18% increased risk
A diet of fruits, vegetables, fish and poultry = no increase of decrease in risk
Diets with the highest amount of fried food = 25% increased (compared to the lower end of fried food eaters)

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