Be Careful: A High Protein Meal With A Sugary Drink Can Result In Extra Pounds


New study signifies that:
                                                Protein + Sugar = Weight Gain

You stay with a healthy high-protein diet but the weight simply isn’t coming off. What gives?


A new study from research workers at the U.S Department of Agriculture sheds certain depressing light on why a healthy diet plan with plenty of protein doesn’t indicate much if you pair that protein with sugar-laden sugary sodas or juices.

The study, posted this month in the journal BMC Nutrition, discovered that participants who enjoyed meals high in protein burned off fewer calories from fat once they had a sugary soda together with it. For the study, research workers put 27 healthy adults — 14 women and 13 men — in a room calorimeter for 24 hours to gauge changes in numerous molecules, similar to carbon dioxide nitrogen and oxygen, to know what type of fuels they used (such as protein, fat and sugar) after eating.

Individuals were then presented breakfast and lunch either low in protein (7 grams) or high in protein (13 grams), together with a 130-calorie cherry drink flavored with sugar, or one with sucralose. They came back every week later and ate another meal which was opposite level of protein than they had the first time.

The results? People who ate a meal with the sugar drink burned less calories from fat. Research workers think the body will burn off sugar before burning calories in body fat, resulting in about 40 fewer calories burned daily.

"We discovered that about one third of the additional calories provided by the sugar-sweetened drinks were not expended, body fat metabolism was decreased, and also it took less energy to metabolize the foods. This reduced metabolic efficiency may 'prime' the body to store more fat,” stated Dr. Shanon Casperson, lead writer of the study.

The results, she stated, found that adding a sugar drink didn’t make the participants feel satisfied either, and therefore they were very likely to desire more sugary or salty munchies in the four hours after eating protein and also drinking the sweet drink.

“The results give more understanding of the potential role of sugar-sweetened drinks — the greatest single source of sugar in the American diet — in weight gain and weight problems,” declared Dr. Casperson.

The study writers added that more research is required because it’s such a small study, but the takeaways are clear: Stay away from that full-calorie soda and stick to water with your healthy rooster and vegetables dinner, particularly if you’re trying to remain trim.