How Your Taste Buds Are Tricking You Into Drinking More of This
Soda drinks are one of the most consumed beverages in the U.S., with a variety of soda drinks lining our grocery store shelves.
We all understand the link between obesity and the consumption of sugar from soda drinks. Hence, the continued use of people buying “diet” drinks so they can enjoy their favorite soda without the added sugar and a food industry that wants to capitalize on the word “diet.” But while you may be choosing drinks with zero sugar and zero calories, that doesn’t mean they’re healthy. In fact, a new study found that the carbonation, in particular, of soda drinks can make a difference in how sweet a drink tastes to you—and, in turn, this can cause you to continue drinking these unhealthy beverages. Could this be the real link between diet sodas and the rising rate of obesity?