Study: Diet Soda May Contribute to Unhealthy Food Consumption

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You may not be saving any calories by drinking diet soda.

That’s according to a new study that says diet beverages may make you chow down on more unhealthy food than you realize.

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who drank a lot of diet drinks tended to eat more and load up on high-calorie foods like chips, cookies and ice cream.

The researchers looked at the food and drink consumption of more than 22,000 adults for two days.

Those who drank alcohol and sugary beverages had the largest increase in calories.

However, those who drank the diet drinks or coffee ate more unhealthy foods, like those loaded with fat and sugar.

The researchers say those wanting to eat healthy should consider what they drink in relation to their overall eating habits.

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