It is not a secret for anyone that there are good as well as bad calories in the world, but now, it its learnt that there are variations in the bad categories too.
However, the researchers agreed drinking sugar-sweetened beverages does increase the risk of cardiometabolic disease (cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes) and can increase a person's risk for obesity, regardless of the other foods and beverages a person consumes. The disease chances increase even when the beverages are taken within diets that don't result in weight gain.
According to the University of California, Davis, sugar-sweetened beverages play a special role in chronic health problems that can turn your life upside down. The task of researchers was to deliberate the question: Are all calories equal with regards to effects on cardiometabolic disease and obesity?
Another striking point of agreement among researchers was the role of the sugar substitute -aspartame. They concluded aspartame does not contribute to weight loss in adults. According to Stanhope, this might be a surprise package for most of the people.
The authors also concurred that the intake of polyunsaturated (n-6) fats, such as those found in some seeds, vegetable oils, and nuts, lowers the disease risk when compared with the equal amounts of saturated fats. "The long and short of it is that no human studies on noncaloric sweeteners show weight gain".
But, that conclusion comes with a warning. However, dairy foods like cheese and yogurt that are high in saturated fats have been associated with reduced cardiometabolic risk.
According to the researchers, they have a long way to go to get precise answers on a lot of different nutrition issues. The authors agree with the fact that a healthy diet consisting of processed whole grains, fruits, veggies, and healthy fats help promote health as compared to that of typical refined palatable western diet.
The study appeared in the journal Obesity Reviews.