The message that we should all dramatically reduce our sugar consumption is really gaining traction and for good reason. This was a central theme of Grain Brain, and these ideas have certainly been validated since I published that book back in 2013.
Unfortunately, as people have learned about the threats of sugar consumption, soft drink manufacturers have decided to emphasize sugar-free beverages, sweetened with artificial sweeteners, as a “healthy” alternative. To be clear, nothing is further from the truth.
Please review my previous blogs and videos that show such a strong correlation between consuming artificially sweetened beverages and risk for weight gain, as well as type 2 diabetes. in a new study, published in the highly respected journal JAMA Neurology, researchers demonstrate that the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia in general, and stroke, are all dramatically increased in people who drink these sugar-free beverages. One reason this may be happening has to do with the changes in the gut bacteria that occur when consumers are exposed to these chemicals. Watch the video, and hopefully you’ll think twice the next time somebody offers you a diet drink.