Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad for You
Dr. Stephen Sinatra has this great article on artificial sweeteners which everyone should read. Of course at this point no one should be consuming any artificial sweeteners as they neurotoxic, confuse the metabolism, promote weight gain, and at worst probably cause cancer. So the next time you are in a Dunkin Donuts and someone asks for a large coffee with 6 artificial sweeteners, I give you permission to cringe.
Here is an excerpt from that article:
“When it comes to nutrition and heart health, there are a handful of questions that always seem to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The most popular is about cooking oil (another topic for another day)—but a close runner-up is about artificial sweeteners. Specifically, are artificial sweeteners bad for you?
It is an important question since many folks are looking for ways to reduce the amount of sugar they consume and to lose weight.
Believe it or not, artificial sweeteners have been around for more than 130 years—and for about 100 of them, experts have been debating their relative benefits and dangers. Industry insiders would probably claim that time alone supports their products’ safety. I disagree, though. The simple fact that studies continue to suggest artificial sweeteners may pose health risks tells me that they’re not nearly as safe as marketers would have us believe.”
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