Gazed water increases appetite
Water does not have calories. And carbonated water. However, carbon dioxide contained in many drinks should stimulate obesity. In any case, researchers from the Birzeit University have stated this. Because the carbonic acid stimulates the appetite and this leads to overeating.
Ensure adequate fluid intake
Water is vital. Drink about 1.5 liters of liquid every day. Do you like water – with or without carbon dioxide, "the German Food Society (DGE) writes in its 10 dietary rules. According to the new study, but you should drink more water without boiling because the carbonic acid can favor obesity.
The link between carbon dioxide and weight gain
Mineral water is one of the favorite German drinks. It should be buzzing but not too heavy: "Most Germans buy mineral water with medium carbonation – also called medium," Stiftung Warentest said on his website.
Sparkling drinks are also very popular in other European countries. This could be one of the reasons why Europeans become thicker, among many others.
The new Palestinian study has now found a clear link between carbon dioxide and weight gain.
The results of the study conducted by researchers from the Birzeit University in Ramallah were published in the Journal of Obesity Research and Clinical Practice Journal.
Appetizing hormone ghrelin
To get their results, scientists around Professor Johnny Stiban shared the rats in two groups held under the same conditions, but they got different drinks – carbonated or unbalanced.
Rodents who consumed carbonated beverages have been shown to increase faster during a one-year period of animal testing from the control group.
Scientists also give an explanation for it. As noted in a statement from the University, rats receiving juices had elevated levels of gut hormone in the body.
It also ensures that people get more appetites. For example, grelin is also responsible for why regular exercise helps in weight loss. In sports, the appetite-stimulating hormone is reduced.
Experts also found that animal fat levels significantly increased.
Tap water instead of carbonated drinks
After a rats experiment, 20 male male students were tested on ghrelin levels after taking various drinks, showing the results of the study.
Hormone levels that stimulate appetite have also been elevated among humans.
"The results of the study show that carbon dioxide in soft drinks plays an important role in increasing weight and obesity in male mammals due to release of gut and related stimulation of appetite," the researchers said.
Non-alcoholic beverages often cause obesity, much more because of the huge amounts of sugar contained in them.
The Italian study showed a similar effect
However, the results of the Palestinian investigation are not entirely new. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) report, a study by Italian scientists has already shown a similar effect in 2011.
René Csuk, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, said: "The events are much more complicated than they have proposed these studies."
According to experts, "it is known that ghrelin levels have increased when carbonated water is used, and it is also certain that the subjects who have been drinking water with carbonated water then consumed more food."
However, it is too short for the conclusion that you remain skinny if you do not enjoy the sparkling water. After all, grenade is just one of the many hormones involved in regulating appetite.
As the FAZ writes, Ghrelin not only makes us hungry, but also happier, and also has a long-term effect that must not be underestimated.
Other relevant hormones such as leptin, glucagon, serotonin or cholecystokone have not been tested.
In addition, Palestinian and Italian studies had only minor effects, and the number of respondents was very low at twenty or ten. (AD)
This article is based on the following sources:
Publisher: Birzeit University in Ramallah
Title: The full text of the study