People who drank at least one diet soda a day increased their girth 70 percent more than did those who abstained over a 10-year period, while those who drank two or more diet sodas a day saw their belt size grow at a 500 percent greater rate. Chemists found that aspartame, used in the majority of diet drinks, forms acids and methanol in the liver, both of which can disrupt cell function and cause fat accumulation. Other studies show that the sweetener kills or inhibits the brain cells that signal feelings of fullness, causing diet-soda drinkers to overeat.
A study in the Annals of Family Medicine found that people who sipped coffee or hot tea were 53 percent less likely to carry the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their noses. Harboring the germ raises the risk of developing an antibiotic resistant infection by about 4 times. Temperature is key - iced drinks won’t fight the superbug.
|Me without my coffee in the morning :)|
What's your healthy beverage of choice?