Some Calories Worse Than Others: Study Highlights Danger Of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Modesto Morganelli
Mag 16, 2018

It is not a secret for anyone that there are good as well as bad calories in the world, but now, it its learnt that there are variations in the bad categories too.

After participating in the 2017 CrossFit Foundation Academic Conference, the researchers chose to carefully review nutritional research to answer the question: Are all calories equal with regards to effects on cardiometabolic disease and obesity?

It appeared not as when using the example of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, the researchers unanimously agreed that these beverages significantly increase cardiometabolic risk factors even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch. Around 22 researchers were made on this subject which explored all the calorie types and examined whether all of them are equal when it comes to considering the effects of cardio-metabolic diseases and obesity.

The aspartame does not promote weight gain in adults. Stanhope also told that this might come as a surprise to a lot of people.

"If you go on the internet and look up aspartame, the layperson would be convinced that aspartame is going to make them fat, but it's not", told Stanhope. The true fact here is that there have been no such human studies conducted where noncaloric sweeteners display weight gain.

The authors also agreed that consumption of polyunsaturated (n-6) fats, such as those found in some vegetable oils, seeds and nuts, lowers disease risk when compared with equal amounts of saturated fats. Another point of consensus among researchers was the role of the sugar substitute aspartame. Dairy foods such as yogurt and cheese, which can be high in saturated fats, have been linked with reduced cardiometabolic risk.

The researchers said that it will take a long time to get the precise answers on many different kinds of nutrition problems. "However, we all agree that the healthy diet pattern consisting of minimally processed whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats promotes health compared with the refined and palatable typical Western diet pattern".

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