A weight gain survey shows of diet food and drinks that promote the shedding off of excess pounds will summarily cause weight gain and trigger diabetes. The reason behind this discovery is that the human brain misinterprets the caloric value of the artificial intake thereby slowing down the metabolic functions of the body.

Food Sweetness and Calories

Natural food and drinks send the sweetness property to the brain that interprets the supply as more energy to burn. The more sweetness relayed by the neurons, the more energy is available for use.

In a study done by the researchers at Yale University in the US, the discovery shows that the body halts burning energy from food if the sweetness and calories are not the same.

The human brain had come to a point expecting that sweetness and calories are in the balance. When they do not come together to the same value, the brain is misled and misreads that there are few or more calories to burn.

The result of the study explains why artificial sweeteners shoot up blood sugar levels and could stir up diabetes. Senior Author Dana Small, Professor of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at Yale University, says that the value of the calorie differs from the value of what the confused brain interprets, reports The Telegraph.

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Calories indicate only half of the process; sweetness is the other half of the trigger mechanism.

The human body has a way to use up the natural energy sources available. When the artificial ingredients that the body is not familiar with getting into the system, a mismatch occurs between the sweetness and power requirement, thereby sending wrong signals to the brain which affects metabolic health.

A statement from the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association approved for release last 2014 is "Fewer calories means fewer pounds" that Americans gobbled up in the hope to lose weight.

Artificial diet and food drinks popped up left and right till the statement was proven a farce.

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According to the Washington Post, a group of international researchers, whose aim is to find out if this Artificial Food and drinks say what it can do. The research led by Meghan Azad from the University of Manitoba reviewed and analyzed over a dozen reports to find out what are the long term effects of the sugar substitutes to the body reports the Washington Post.

The study learned that people who regularly drank Diet Drinks had problems with the increase of weight. Their body mass index went up with the risk of cardiovascular diseases setting in. Other health concerns set in such as high triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood glucose shot up.

Azad said that more research needed to support claims to consume artificial diet foods and drinks does help in losing weight. But one thing is for sure, a return to the natural way the body nourishes itself is way much better than the consumption of the unnatural state of the body's food intake.