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14 sneaky foods that mess with your digestion

Prima (UK) Logo By Locke Hughes of Prima (UK) | Slide 1 of 14: Consider this yet another reason to ditch diet soda for good. One study found that when people consumed artificial sweeteners – spartame, sucralose, and saccharin – the gut bacteria that controls metabolism was altered. That can lead to all sorts of gastrointestinal (GI) problems, including an increased propensity to convert food into fat, says Lieberman. Meaning not only does it become more difficult to lose weight, but it's actually easier to gain. Not cool.

Artificial Sweeteners

Consider this yet another reason to ditch diet soda for good. One study found that when people consumed artificial sweeteners – spartame, sucralose, and saccharin – the gut bacteria that controls metabolism was altered.

That can lead to all sorts of gastrointestinal (GI) problems, including an increased propensity to convert food into fat, says Lieberman. Meaning not only does it become more difficult to lose weight, but it's actually easier to gain. Not cool.

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