As reported by Rodale, Friday (07/06/2012), sweetening agents such as fructose, artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol and soda content may disturb the population of 100 trillion bacteria that live in your intestines. As a result your metabolism and your digestive system will be disrupted.
Bacteria in the gut are functioning to process food in the intestine and remove byproducts called short chain fatty acids. It has benefits and serves as energy in the body.
But because the bacteria to process large amounts of fructose, artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol and soda content of short chain fatty acids more. Greater numbers of short-chain fatty acids may reduce satiety signals and keeps you from overeating.
Additions of short chain fatty acids also promote inflammation in the lining of the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can cause tissue damage, leading to leaky gut syndrome and increased risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and diabetes type 2.
This may explain the link between diet soda with excess weight. In one study, people who drank two or more sodas a day have increased waist circumference of up to 5 times greater than those who did not diet soda.
To lose weight or to diet, it is better to consume products containing the sweetener to taste and drink plenty of water. Reduce consumption of diet soda and multiply foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains, so that intestinal bacteria can work optimally.