10. Diet Fizzy Drinks
It’s fair to say that regular fizzy drinks such as cola and lemonade are pretty unhealthy and bad for us. They contain super high levels of sugar that causes an immediate spike in our blood sugar levels. We experience a sugar rush and feel full of energy and like we can take on the world. Shortly after, we experience the sugar crash, and the only thing that can get it back, is more sugar and we’re in a vicious cycle. So the answer for many of us, is to opt for the diet, no sugar versions instead. But these also signal bad news for our hunger levels.
When we consume sugar, the body releases insulin, a hormone that helps the body deal with the sugar in our bloodstream. There is evidence to suggest that when we drink a diet drink, the body will still release insulin as we’re tricked into thinking we’ve had sugar due to the sweet taste, all thanks to artificial sweeteners. The insulin will clear away the sugar we do have floating around, and we’ll then feel hungry as we need our next sugar fix.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again kids, the best way to quench our thirst is to drink water. Keep fizzy drinks, diet or otherwise, to an absolute minimum to help keep blood sugar levels stable.