4. Artificial Sweeteners
As we all know, 1 gram of carbohydrates contains 4 calories. In order to lose weight, people reduce the amount of calories they consume. First what they do is they replace natural sugar with artificial sweeteners believing that they will lose weight faster. Sweeteners are added to coffee and tea, they are also used to make candies, yogurts and chewing gum. There are plenty of sodas that contain 0 carbs and 0 calories! The worst thing about artificial sweeteners is that they do not help to control blood sugar level and do not prevent diabetes. On the contrary, they ruin your health and worsen gastro paresis, cataracts and other conditions.