Are you trying to lose weight and consuming diet products? Be aware! These so-called diet foods can make you fat instead, says study.
People find it easier to shed some extra pound when they can delight their tongue during dieting. But according to a new study, these so-called diet foods can make it a difficult task, as a diet product contains the highest amount of sugar.
Researches inform that the regular consumption of these so-called diet foods, which contains the high sugar level could make you fat. Also, these diet products can cause several health problems such as liver damage and brain inflammation.
It is highly recommended to avoid these so-called diet foods in order to prevent such health issues. This latest study insisted that such diet product with fancy names can rather cause obesity. So, it is better to take such advice into consideration and should do a thorough research before using any diet product.
“Most so-called diet products containing low or no fat have an increased amount of sugar and are camouflaged under fancy names, giving the impression that they are healthy, but the reality is that those foods may damage the liver and lead to obesity as well,” said Krzysztof Czaja, principal investigator of the study and an Associate Professor at University of Georgia in the US.
For the study, researchers used rats and fed them a diet, which includes high amounts of sugar but low in fat, since the calorie free diets also contains the same composition.
Later, it was found that the rats fed with diet food had gained body fat mass than others fed with a balanced diet.
“What’s really troubling in our findings is that the rats consuming high-sugar, low-fat diets didn’t consume significantly more calories than the rats fed a balanced diet,” said Czaja.
“Our research shows that in rats fed a low-fat, high-sugar diet, the efficiency of generating body fat is more than twice as high – in other words, rats consuming low-fat high-sugar diets need less than half the number of calories to generate the same amount of body fat,” he added.
The study findings were published in the journal Physiology & Behavior.