How healthy are diet drinks?

Posted by Rene Harwood on

We know why sugary drinks are bad for us, but are we misled into thinking 'diet' is better?
Well the truth is that Diet coke tricks our brain into thinking it is a sweet drink, when really it isn't. How healthy are diet drinks? The brain reads a message sent from our taste buds,  this message tells us that's sent says the drink is heavy in sugars therefore it releases large amounts of insulin to transport the sugars around our bodies, insulin is released from our liver, it is only wasted when it finds there is no sugar entering the blood stream. The more insulin released the more our chance of gaining diabetes.
I believe these drinks are linked to the increase type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is on the increase and has been for the last 20 years, we consume sugars in many different forms. In this day and age sometimes choosing a brand with a diet logo doesn't necessary mean healthier for our bodies. By tricking our brain we are doing more harm than good if anything stay with normal sugared drinks.