Doing our part to help “promote” the healthy sponsors of the Olympics starting this weekend, we bring you the results of an interesting study published by the European Journal of Nutrition. Researchers supplemented the diet of healthy, active men and women with a daily serving of sugary soft drinks. The results were nothing less than shocking:
Soft drinks changed the way muscles use food as fuel, making them prefer to burn sugars over fats.
The changes occurred rapidly, within just 4 weeks of consumption!
According to the lead researcher, Dr. Hans-Peter Kubis of Bangor University in England:
“This study proved our concerns over sugary drinks have been correct. Not only can regular sugar intake acutely change our body metabolism; in fact it seems that our muscles are able to sense the sugars and make our metabolism more inefficient, not only in the present but in the future as well.” Read more…
What regularly drinking soft drinks means: a metabolism change in your body that decreases its ability to burn fat!
Add this to a long list of reasons why soft drinks should not be a regular part of your diet, happy polar bears or not.