A registered dietitian is saying that the latest scientific research shows what we’ve known for years - diet beverages can help you lose weight. In a recent article, Julie Upton states that a recent clinical trial and two studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, refute claims that state otherwise.

“These studies reinforce that if you're trying to lose weight, diet beverages may help you peel off pounds, as they can help you achieve and maintain a lower-calorie eating plan,”  Upton says in an article titled, “7 Myths Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Believing.”

It is important that when people are looking to cut calories they have plenty of options and accurate information to make decisions that work for their lifestyle. Diet beverages are a great tool for people who are trying to lose weight. They taste great, and are typically 99 percent water.

So next time you reach for one of our low- or no-calorie options, remember that the science is clear – diet beverages are perfectly fine to drink and can help you manage your weight. If you want to learn more about diets check out LetsClearItUp.org, a fact-based site that will give you the science behind beverages and their ingredients.