In a country (the U.S.) where people drink, on average, 44.7 gallons of soda per person, it's smart to think about what we are putting into our bodies.
Most of us have figured out that all that sugar is a bad idea, but what about sugar substitutes? Diet sodas make up a big portion of that 44.7 gallons. But is it really any better than plain old sugar?
Generally Recognized as Safe
San Antonio Heart Study
Fueling the obesity epidemic: Artificially sweetened beverage use and long term weight gain
Artificial Sweeteners and Gut Microbiota in Rats
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