good nutrition adviceAre you addicted to diet drinks? 

Well, even though they are sugar–free, they are linked to increasing your risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed 66,118 women over 14 years monitoring the drinks they consumed. The researchers found that both sugar-sweetened drinks and artificially sweetened drinks were associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

If you’re trying to cut down on sugar you might think that artificially sweetened drinks (i.e. diet drinks) are a good alternative but they are not. Opt for fizzy water with a dash of juice instead. It won’t taste nearly as sweet but your taste buds will quickly adapt.

ReferencesConsumption of artificially and sugar-sweetened beverages and incident type 2 diabetes