So you’re being good about reducing your weight or maintaining it at a healthy level and think you’re doing the right thing for your PCOS symptoms by only drinking diet sodas? Well, think again!
Diet soda has been strongly associated with metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) – a cluster of increased risks for cardiovascular disease, which is closely linked with polycystic ovarian syndrome. One possible explanation is that artificial sweeteners in diet soda could lead to increased intake of fattening food because they interfere with the body’s ability to properly assess how many calories there are in foods.
And, of course, you want to improve your PCOS symptoms by losing weight rather than putting it on or, if you are a lean woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome, managing it at a healthy level. In fact, losing or managing weight is so exhilarating that it’s worth giving up your favorite soda.
Drinking water may not sound like a very tempting alternative. But it’s one of the healthiest beverages of all and a bottle of still or sparkling water straight from the fridge can be delightfully refreshing, not to mention good for your digestion and hydration. It can also cost about the same price or less than that unhealthy can of soda when bought in a pack from a discount store.
And, by the way, tap water’s fine, too!
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