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Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Six sweet options: If goal is to avoid sugar try 3 Calorie-free: 1) Stevia: natural, but FDA approved use of RebA, not whole leaf & crude extracts; 2) Aspartame: synthetic, & breaks down with heat, so don't cook with it; can trigger headache & GI upset; 3) Sucralose--non-absorbed sugar; can cause headaches & GI upset. Can also consider these 3 caloric naturally sweet products--1) Pure maple syrup; 2) Agave; 3) Honey ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Artificial sweetener: If you do not have diabetes you need not worry about sugar, provided you don't take too much, or don't exercise enough. That said, Splenda would not hurt you. ...Read more

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Can you elaborate on how and why artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame and Stevia) can be harmful to health?

My opinion: artificial sweeteners can make you shun healthy, filling, and highly nutritious foods while consuming more artificially flavored foods with less nutritional value.Artificial sweeteners may play another trick, too. Research suggests that they may prevent us from associating sweetness with caloric intake. As a result, we may crave more sweets, tend to choose sweet food over nutritious food ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda make your insulin go up by making your body I think it's getting some sugary stuff?

Do artificial sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda make your insulin go up by making your body I think it's getting some sugary stuff?

Sugary stuff: It is not very likely that aspartame or Splenda would make your insulin go up but if you are really concerned don't take these tablets. Go on-line to NuVal and see what you find regarding food (and sugar) intake. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Stop worrying: Some of my teammates here will disagree, but I discount these fear claims. Just as every fruit and vegetable has somebody claiming it's a "superfood" that cures everything, so every artificial product has someone claiming it causes cancer, autism, mental illness and so forth. If these claims were true, the research piranhas at the NIH would have built reputations proving them. ...Read more

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Is splenda a good artificial sweetener to use?

Is splenda a good artificial sweetener to use?

Seems safe so far: As with everything else, the more people using it, the more things we learn as far as potential side effects not known. ...Read more

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Is artificial sweetener harmful for patients with CKD?

Sweetner: Current research does not identify any health risks associated with the consumption of the five approved artificial sweeteners for people with CKD. It is important to use artificial sweeteners in moderation, the American Dietetic Association's position is “that consumers can safely enjoy a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners when consumed in a diet that is guided by current federal regs ...Read more

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Can cavities in your dentures from using too much artificial sweetener?

Can cavities in your dentures from using too much artificial sweetener?

No: Dentures are plastic and cannot decay. They can crack or break and wear down over time but cannot suffer from tooth decay as natural teeth do. ...Read more

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Sugar Substitute (Definition)

Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the ...Read more