While sugar-sweetened beverages may reduce the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, they certainly do not relieve stress on the pancreas! I am not saying that aspartame-sweetened beverages would be any better. One has to wonder what other stress these types of drinks put on the body? Aspartame original purpose was an insecticide, but is now considered safe by the FDA. Many any the alternative health field believe otherwise. What do you think?
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may reduce stress while diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study examined the effects of consuming sugar- and aspartame-sweetened beverages on a group of 19 women between the ages of 18 and 40. The researchers assigned eight women to consume aspartame-sweetened beverages, and 11 to drink sugar-sweetened beverages.