Which is better?
Sugar, artificial sweeteners, or natural sweeteners?
In an effort to lose weight, it seems to make good sense to switch from
sugar to other types of sweeteners.
sweeteners are manufactured sugar substitutes. They may also
derived from naturally occurring substances such as herbs or sugar
itself. Artificial sweeteners are considered to be intense sweeteners
because they are many times sweeter than regular sugar.
Artificial sweeteners have gained a poor reputation.
and aspartame have been linked to cancer and later cleared as safe by
(People with phenylketonuria, a rare
disorder, need to limit their consumption of aspartame, since
phenylalanine is one of its components.
Some of the sugar alcohol sweeteners, such as sorbitol or mannitol, can
produce a laxative effect or cause bloating when
large amounts by some people.
In normal use by most people, though, all of the approved
artificial sweeteners are considered safe by the FDA.
Sugar: (added sugar not naturally occurring sugars)
Added sugar is a real problem!
Studies show that added sugars is associated with the development of
type 2 diabetes. Every can of sugar sweetened soda that is
consumed per day relates to a 1.1 percent increase in prevalence of
type 2 diabetes, Your risk of death increases by 400% if more
than 1/3 of your diet is added sugars.
Of course, our intake of added sugars is associated with body weight.
Controlled trials have found that sugar intake increases both fat and
weight. Studies have also found that sugar-sweetened beverages alone
can cause body weight to go up in adults. On the other hand, controlled
trials have shown that artificial or low-calorie sweeteners led to
lower body weight and less overall fat.
A few facts to
induces bladder cancer in rats, when fed in high doses. This
link has never been confirmed in humans.
artificial sweetener use (over 1680 mg per day) leads to an
increased relative risk of 1.3 for bladder cancer in humans.
There is no evidence that aspartame causes a carcinogenic risk.
sweeteners such as acesulfame-k, alitame, neotame, and sucralose are
too recent for any evidence of carcinogenic risk.
Artificial sweeteners seem to have a significant
edge. On the other hand, artificial sweeteners are man made,
be careful and use in moderation.
FYI: If you are going to use an artificial sweetener, Stevia
and Splenda are the most popular.
Thanks for reading, my friend, much success on your weight loss journey.
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