Great: Now Diet Soda May Also Make You Fat

13 “Diet” Foods that Sabotage Weight Loss

The findings show daily consumption of diet soda can be connected to higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight gain. Diet soda may actually be worse than regular soda, the research found.One of the studies examined found diet soda drinkers were more likely to gain weight than people who drank non-diet soda, and others found those who drank diet soda had a higher risk of metabolic syndrome than those who didnt. Metabolic syndrome is related to diabetes and heart problems. RELATED: Does the Sensa Diet Really Work? Are diet sodas worse for you than regular sodas? I think thats the wrong question. Its, What good are sodas for you in the first place? Purdue researcher SusanSwithers told The Indianapolis Star . The studies looked at drinks containing aspartame, sucralose and saccharin. But one catchis that these studies are usually done on animals and then modeled in humans. Its harder to dowell-designed studies for people, Swithers says, because sweeteners have become incredibly common in our regular diet.About a third of American adults regularly consume the studied sweeteners. RELATED: 6 Ways to Cut the Cost of Popular Weight Loss Plans That makes it hard to figure out causes and solutions, she says, but there are a few possibilities.

But not cheese or ice cream, potato chips or Oreos. Cordain, who bases his advocacy on the evolutionary medicine he studies, added on The Dr. Oz Show that its a high-protein diet and a low-glycemic-load diet. Its very high in fruits and vegetables that contain healthy phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals which tend to promote immune function and its high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which help calm down inflammation. Irrespective of diet trends, Christensen recommends nine servings of vegetables a day: Six cups of dark leafy greens, which is two big salads a day; one cup of colorful vegetables, such as peppers, squash, tomatoes, beets or carrots; one cup of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or cabbage; and one cup of other, such as mushrooms, asparagus or onions. Christensen doesnt recommend Paleo for everyone.

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It could contain nearly as much sugar as two chocolate chip cookies. The truth is that no manufacturer wants to compromise on flavor, so even healthy-sounding products can contain appalling levels of sugar, salt, and bad fats. To save you time, we’ve flushed out some of the most surprising diet food offenders–and found some truly healthy alternatives. PLUS: While dieting can definitely help you reach your ideal body weight, make sure not to ditch these 7 supposedly “forbidden” foods that actually help you lose weight. SNEAKY SALT Even foods that sound healthy can be loaded with salt–and that can spell trouble. Most Americans already consume double the recommended amount of sodium–currently set at 1,500 mg, or about 2/3 teaspoon of table salt.

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