Artificially sweetened diet drinks also raise insulin levels and provoke the pancreas, maybe even more than sugared beverages. Sweeteners like Sucralose are far sweeter than sugar and trigger huge releases of insulin. Insulin, besides regulating blood sugar, also is a fat storage hormone. The more insulin you have in blood circulation the fatter you'll be. That's the cruel joke of "diet" drinks. When was the last time you saw someone lose weight drinking diet soda?
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