Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?

By First Posted: May 14, 2017 Sun 5:22 PM Updated: Mar 13, 2018 Tue 10:11 PM
Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?
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With several diseases coming into the picture like diabetes and insulin issues, the consumption of natural sugar has more or less decreased. It is true that with medical science and scientific advancement, we have reformed sugar into artificial sweeteners thinking that with its consumption the taste will remain the same as sugar but the regular impact of sugar will get reduced. So, now the question is for all that whether artificial sweeteners actually good or bad for our body?

Artificial sweeteners are highly consumable item among the high population. On one hand, they’re professed to increase the risk of cancer and negatively affect your blood sugar and gut health. But by ensuring the taste of sweetness without any negative calories, artificial sweeteners seem like they could be one answer to effective weight loss.

While artificial sweeteners are not magic bullets, smart use of non-nutritive sweeteners could help reduce added sugars in our diet, therefore diminishing the number of calories one can eat these artificial sweeteners. Reducing calories could help us attain and maintain a healthy body weight, and thereby lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Though the consumption of artificial sweeteners has much good than bad, it is necessary that we consume right sweeteners in our regular life. All artificial sweeteners are not the same. The FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners: saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, and sucralose. Apart from the above-mentioned sweeteners using local sweeteners can increase the range of high heart risks and cancer. So, take imperative steps before going for consuming artificial sweeteners to keep your health and body strong and calorie free.

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