Diet Soda, Higher Calories?
Think drinking diet soda is going to help you cut down your waistline? Think again, according to L.A. Weekly. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that overweight and obese people who drink diet soda eat significantly more calories than people who drink regular soda.
Per day, diet soda drinkers ate up to 194 calories per day –which is more than a typical can of soda contains, and works out to an extra 70,000 calories every year. So if you’re looking to cut calories, switching to diet soda is a good place to start – but make sure you’re not replacing those calories with other food.
Many Sodas Contain Carcinogens
A new report by Consumer Reports found that the caramel coloring, a potential carcinogen, found in many sodas is in high enough levels to be required to contain a cancer warning in California. Check out the graph here, then think about how much soda you really should be drinking.
Why Inactivity is So Bad for You
It’s no surprise that sitting all day and not exercising can lead to obesity and heart disease, but did you know it can also change how your brain works? A new study, done in rats, found that being sedentary changes the shape of neurons, according to the New York Times – neurons that affect your heart rate and can raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of heart disease.