diet coke and diabetes
from my heart to yours!
but coke wouldn’t approve!
The “Coke Is a Joke” infographic above exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners.
You must know by now if you are type 2 diabetic, prediabetic, or any other kind of diabetic, that diet coke and diabetes just don’t mix. It might seem like I am picking on Coke here but I am not. If type 2 diabetes or prediabetes is your disease, then anything with sugar, anything with unnaturally occurring ingredients such as aspartame and other artificial sweeteners is an enemy.
I know how you feel if you drink diet sodas, and diet coke is not the only thing that I used to drink. But like smoking, I had to give it up. I quit smoking two years ago and I just last week gave up diet sodas.
I even quit drinking diet soda made with stevia because while drinking it, it reminded me of other sodas I used to drink. I’ve been a diabetic for over a year and am just now accepting the fact that drinking diet coke and diabetes do not go hand in hand. Listen to this group of doctors and you will understand why I quit.
It’s kind of like being alcoholic, giving up hard alcohol but continuing to drink wine with dinner only. I don’t know if that makes sense to you but all alcohol has the same basic effect. So it goes with any sugar substitutes. It has the same effect on our body and our brain.
Sugar and sugar substitutes are one and the same for our bodies; it’s just that sugar substitutes are all chemicals and react that way once ingested. Substitutes turn to actual chemicals that our bodies cannot simulate.
Coca cola claims “aspartame” is a sweetener made from “common, naturally occurring food” components and is “approved by the food regulatories across the world, (including the FDA)”. While aspartame may be approved by the FDA today, it is only approved for certain things(see below), and it was the most contested food or additive in the history of the FDA.
The FDA denied aspartame inclusion for better part of twenty years because of several factors. The three main reasons were flawed data, brain tumors found in animals consuming aspartame, and a lack of human studies. While I’ve been drinking it for at least twenty years, I’m praying I don’t develop a brain tumor or some form of cancer in the next 10 years.
The Coca Cola company also claims that aspartame is a great “weight loss tool” which has also been proven to be not true. In fact, aspartame has been proven to help many of us to gain weight. While drinking it, just walking but not exercising, and eating a fairly healthy diet, I have not been able to lose weight or keep even a couple of pounds that I did lose, off for any length of time.
However, before the birth of my second son, I lost over sixty pounds while consuming diet soda, eating healthy, and exercising for over sixty minutes every single day. It was the exercise that caused my weight loss, not the consumption of the diet sodas. However, predisposition to diabetes was not enhanced during that time due to lack of sugar consumption.
As you probably read in the statistics listed in the graphics above, Coca Cola says that aspartame has made it possible for type 2 diabetics to enjoy sweet things. This is absolutely not true. It is causing us to either get fat, or to stay fat. It also tells our bodies to release insulin (just like sugar does), even though we are already insulin resistant; or diabetic. Aspartame also leads to metabolic syndrome and obesity; or fat storage.
Dr. Mercola has a great informative site post on aspartame. Here is some of what he has to say about aspartame and the FDA.
“In 1992, the FDA approved aspartame for use in malt beverages, breakfast cereals, and refrigerated puddings and fillings. In 1993, the FDA approved aspartame for use in hard and soft candies, non-alcoholic favored beverages, tea beverages, fruit juices and concentrates, baked goods and baking mixes, and frostings, toppings, and fillings for baked goods.”
And here is what he tells us about “stevia” and the FDA!
“In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of stevia. The powder of this leaf has been used for hundreds of years as an alternative sweetener. It is used widely in Japan with no adverse effects. Scientists involved in reviewing stevia have declared it to be safe for human consumption–something that has been well known in many parts of the world where it is not banned. Some people believe that stevia was banned to keep the product from taking hold in the United States and cutting into sales of aspartame.”
If you are diabetic type 2, prediabetic, or diabetic of any type, please visit this site by a group of physicians who are organized as ICTM.org. There is so much information here about aspartame and other sweeteners, that hopefully after you have finished listening to what they have to say about artificial sweeteners, aspartame, diet coke and diabetes, that you will quit using them.
I have found healthy alternatives, such as flavored sparkling waters. There are some good quality beverages out there. You just have to be willing to get in there and try them. And they will actually quench your thirst much better than diet coke and diabetes do with one another.
Knowing that your body can no longer handle aspartame or other chemical compounds that change composition after ingesting them, especially to the detriment of your own health, is your key to becoming a healthier person.
If you are ready and willing to learn how to cure your own body of this disease called type 2 diabetes, then go here and listen to this video all the way through. These guys are real physicians and they are not on the “big pharma” payroll. Big Lies About Type 2 Diabetes by ICTM
Go, check out their video and know that there is a cure and that you can do it, just like I have. Please know that I give you as much information as I can with love in my heart and I share with you only the healthiest things I have found.
Thanks for checking us out today, now go and listen to these physicians tell you about all of the lies that you have been hearing for how long now? There is a cure and no matter how many years you have been sick with this disease, you can reset your switch and be well.
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