My sister showed me this photo of a recycling bin she snapped while on her morning walk. We both had a good laugh for obvious reasons.
The poor woman (is that a sexist assumption?) that ingested the case and a half of Tab (do they even still make this stuff?) and a 100 calorie fruit cup (I’m assuming the 4 cans of cat food were for an actual cat) probably thinks they are being healthy because they aren’t drinking regular soda. Maybe they’re trying to lose a couple of pounds and they were inspired to “THINK PINK”.
Whatever the reason, they are sadly very, very, wrong 😦
Study after study (a new one just released this week) shows that drinking diet sodas actually makes you GAIN weight. There are many reasons for this, but the scariest one is that it causes something called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a group of traits caused by poor lifestyle choices. The traits include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and high cholesterol along with a fatty liver. In a nutshell metabolic syndrome is when your liver can’t handle the crap that you are forcing into your body and it is unable to do it job. You end up very unhealthy and at risk for major chronic illnesses. (Another term for this is “insulin resistance”.)
Metabolic syndrome is happening to countless Americans every day. It was typically a disease seen in only a small group….alcoholics and those who had other serious diseases. But today over 34% of all Americans over the age of 20 have metabolic syndrome. We have the food industry to thank for that.
The #1 cause of this syndrome (that leads to heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer) is poor diet.
A poor diet that includes diet soda.
I really want to go back to this woman’s house and just leave her a note with three words written on it….”stop the madness!!!”
Just for the record…there is no healthier drink on the planet than H2O (chlorine filtered of course)
And for all the environment conscience folks out there (I hope that’s all of you) this zero calorie, zero energy-unit drink takes 30 units of energy to produce. That makes zero sense.
Friends don’t let friends drink Tab (or any other soft drink for that matter…)
Do you drink diet soda? And if you do…why?