I can’t count the number of times I’ve turned to one of my close friends and laughed, “Do y0u have any idea what a nice person you’d be if you were just a coffee drinker?” Well, according to the source listed at the bottom of this article, there just might be something to what I’ve always intended as a joke!
My continuing interest in this subject was sparked by remarks made by Dr. Fred Pescatore, M.D. whom I follow. Then, when I saw the studies on depression and sugar and aspartame, (Read my own personal story with aspartame) I had to know more. Before you continue, you might want to see Dr. Russell Blaylock’s report on aspartame.
According to Dr. Honglei Chen, M.D. and PhD, from the National Institutes of Health test results show that people who drink four or more cans of sweetened soda have a 30% greater risk of falling into depression than do those who do not drink soda. Those who drink sweetened fruit punch are at even greater risk.
Now, here’s the biggie! People who drink four or more cans of diet soda are in even more trouble!
Dr. Blaylock’s article (mentioned above) explains about neuro-excitotoxins and artificial sweeteners, which probably play a large role in this study on depression. Of course, we already know the roller coaster that sugar can create on our systems so it is pretty easy to understand the problems that sugared beverages can have on us…besides on our waistlines!
Now, the part of the report that makes me smile as I take another sip of coffee before resuming my typing is that according to Dr. Chen People who drink four cups of coffee a day are about 10% less likely to become depressed than those who do not drink black coffee.
Obviously, I am not a doctor and do not hand out medical advice here on Texans United. I do hope that you will follow the beginning links provided here and then do some heavy duty research on this subject as well as on artificial sweeteners in general. My story (linked above) made me an even bigger believer in the need to avoid artificial sweeteners than I already was!
(While you are studying you might do some searching for research that shows that diet drinks might increase the possibility of your having some type of vascular problem by over 60%!
American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting. Abstract 2257. Released January 8, 2013.
Dr. Chen presented his research at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology this month.