Don’t be fooled by Artificial Sweeteners

Don’t be fooled by Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners were first introduced in the late 70s
and early 80s giving people the hope that they could have their cake and
eat it too. However, many studies continue to show the dangers of these
sugar substitutes with symptoms including blood sugar increase,
gastrointestinal problems, seizures, dizziness, migraines, blurred
vision and obesity.
Low calorie and sometimes sweeter than
table sugar, artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal a Zero
Calorie sweetener have been appeal to those wanting to lose weight and
decrease their sugar intake. The scary truth is that these sweeteners
can be found in a variety of products like toothpaste, mouthwash, yogurt
and chewing gum. Saccharin commonly known by the brand name Sweet’n Low
can trick the body into releasing insulin which can pose problems for
those with diagnosed diabetes.
Common sweeteners to wat ch out f or include sucralose, saccharin,
neotame, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium. Steer clear of some
companies labeling their product as “natural”, although some sweeteners
are derived from naturally occurring substances most artificial
sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes. Try using honey, stevia, or
xylitol, a sugar alcohol found in some sugar-free gums, in small amounts
is great for baking.
In conclusion, sugar is hard to
avoid it’s everywhere even in places we never thought to look. Making
the better choice to eat some fresh organic fruit over a low calorie
snack bar might be the choice that saves you the headache-no pun
intended…okay maybe a little. Remember always check your back labels
and when in doubt go as natural as possible.

In Best Health,

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