Why Zero-Calorie Drinks (Diet Soda) Don’t Cause Weight Loss!
– In the past, soft drinks were
always considered unhealthy and we will always be encouraged
to drink this instead. Oh, sorry, not this This. Very often, we're told
about the high calories of these soft drinks. Do you know that this
can of 320 ml drink actually contains…134 calories?! That's almost the amount of
calories for a bowl of rice. If you drink three cans a day, you would have eaten three bowls of rice. But nowadays, we've been
seeing drinks like this. Yes, these soft drinks
have no calories at all. So does it mean that we can now drink 10 cans
of them daily here? Let Goody Feed explains
everything you need to know about zero-calorie soft
drinks simplified for you. Now for a start, if you're
not from Singapore, here's an interesting fact. We Singaporeans call this
a soft drink and not soda.
And the reason is because… …it's not hard. Seriously, because it's not
hard liquor and it's soft. So why is it so super extremely,
very sweet? Background: Sugar lah you think we stupid? – Yes, but you're only half right. It's like you asking a
person what he has for lunch and he says, "Food." The specific answer is sucrose, which is made up of simple sugar fructose. So what is fructose? It's also known as fruit sugar,
and it is very, very sweet. Here's the thing. While it has lots of calories,
it doesn't make you feel full.
Which is why you might just
drink 10 cans of soft drinks in one sitting of a Netflix drama. This is actually one of the key reasons why soft drinks cause weight gain So if the sugar is unhealthy, then it should be healthy if we have a zero
calorie soft drink right? Why are my drinks here? Wrong one! So if the sugar is unhealthy, then it should be healthy if we have a zero-calorie
soft drink, right? Because it's sugar-free? Well, watch on.
A zero-calorie drink might
sound like a godsend because it tastes almost the same but What's my drink doing here? How you plan one? Wrong, wrong! A zero-calorie drink might
sound like a godsend because it tastes almost the same but doesn't contain the dreaded fructose. In fact, do you know that these zero drinks were actually introduced back
in the 50s for people with diabetes so it should be goody, right? Well, what if I tell you that
you might gain weight instead? Before that, here's why
it still tastes the same even without sugar. Instead of sugar the drink is sweetened
with artificial sweetener, and technically speaking,
yes, they have zero calories. There have been talks of whether they would pose any other dangers, like higher risk of cancer,
but those have been debunked. and currently they are safe Well, of course they are If not, they will not
be sold publicly, right? So why did I say that you might gain weight instead of lose weight when you
drink this instead of this? Because this video is a clickbait video and you've watched enough for
the advertisement to appear.
So thank you very much
for your contribution to our boss' Mercedes and I'll see you in the next video. Bye! Okay, I was kidding. Not about this drink causing
weight gain but about clickbait Let me show you why this would cause
weight gain So here are two guys Both of them have just bought takeaways So this guy who shall call him Steven Lim just bought a zero-calorie drink, while this guy, who we shall call Eric Tan,
bought a normal drink Now, it appears that Steven Lim
might lose weight, 'Coz he saved over 100 calories
from the drinks, right? No Steven: I can eat more because I
drink zero-calorie drink – While this guy does the opposite, Eric: Aiyo, I bought Coke.
Nevermind, I'll eat lesser so I can enjoy
my Coke without getting fat You see, surprisingly, while on paper, it looks like a zero-calorie
drink can help you lose weight, it doesn't work that way in real life. Some studies show that drinking
too much of these drinks leads to obesity because people might eat
more because they think, Steven: I can eat six meals a day because in the last few days I've been drinking zero-calorie drinks – In fact, some scientists suggest
that zero-calorie drinks may increase appetite by
stimulating hunger hormones, altering sweet taste receptors, and triggering dopamine
responses in the brain. But then again there are other studies that show people do lose weight if they drink zero-calorie drinks. So what gives? There's no concrete answer, so it really depends on you.
Eric: Huh? No answer? Steven: Goody Feed video, what do you expect? Clickbait video! Eric: True, true Eric: Cheers Steven: Eh eh, Covid, Covid. Steven: Cheers this Eric: Fist bump~ Yeah, yeah. Whether zero-calorie drinks can help you lose that spare tire on your waist isn't clear yet. But there have been a
few studies that show drinking them regularly is
linked to the development of type two diabetes, heart
disease, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. Just like whether zero-calorie drinks would lead to weight loss or not. This requires more studies
to confirm as well. And yes, this could possibly
be one of the reasons why some people claim zero-calorie
drinks aren't healthy. It's because of these studies. One of the reasons why
they might not be accurate is that we're talking about just one drink and the subject would have
consumed many other things that contributed to those conditions, or have pre-existing conditions. So should you drink them after all? (whispers) Cannot open~ Drink in moderation. (Background) Cut! Drinks! Actually this is the real problem Why you guys didn't want to talk
about this? No, this is our favourite Faster, I cannot feel.
Both are nice; should drink more Thank you, thank you. – Like our video and subscribe
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