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Can you gain weight from the artificial sweeteners?

Can you gain weight from the artificial sweeteners?

Yes, but: Not due to the artificial sweetener itself. So if eat foods that have them, but have , say, more than 60 calories per serving, and eat many servings, you will gain weight but if have them in foods that only have a few calories per serving- diet sodas, diet tea, diet jello, unlikely to gain weight. ...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


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Are there any artificial sweeteners that aren't bad for you?

Define bad for you: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more

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How bad is it to use artificial sweeteners?

How bad is it to use artificial sweeteners?

Define bad!: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more

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Why would people use artificial sweeteners?

Why would  people use artificial sweeteners?

Too lose weight: And it does not work! more and more studies are showing a correlation between using artificial sweetener and increased weight...They might be making you crave more sweets and food....Just a theory, no proof. ...Read more

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Do you know if natural sugars are any healthier than artificial sweeteners?

Do you know if natural sugars are any healthier than artificial sweeteners?

Yes they are: Hi. Sugar is healthy as long as it's not overdone. Sugar has calories and can be converted to fat for storage. Artificial sweeteners have no calories, but provide nothing healthy to the body. I don't keep any artificial sweeteners in my house, but I also use little real sugar. Live healthy! ...Read more

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Can I use artificial sweeteners if i'm hypoglycemic?

Can I use artificial sweeteners if i'm hypoglycemic?

Yes: But what you really need is consistent intake of a high quality protein. If you take in enough of this you won't get Insulin highs so sugar won't make you drop into the basement. ...Read more

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Could artificial sweeteners such a sacrament give you headaches?

Sweeteners.: Artificial sweeteners can cause several non-specific systemic symptoms - fatigue, drowsiness, achiness, headaches - especially if used in large amounts throughout the day. Stop using the, for a while, drink enough water through the day to that your urine is almost clear, and see if the headaches go away. If not (give it a few days), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners a risk to your health? Are they linked to cancer?

No significant risk: Artificial sweeteners do not pose a significant risk to your health, and do not lead to any demonstrated increase in risk of harm to your baby. Still, during early pregnancy, many women choose to avoid artificial sweeteners as part of a plan to avoid all chemicals, medications, over the counter remedies, herbals, and additives in their diet. ...Read more

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Are diet sodas and other products with artificial sweeteners safe to consume while pregnant?

Are diet sodas and other products with artificial sweeteners safe to consume while pregnant?

Yes: The american academy of pediatrics' committee on nutrition appointed a task force to investigate this question, and they concluded that all the currently available artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy. The fda recommends that pregnant women limit aspartame consumption to "moderate levels"-- which is actually a lot more than you would think (roughly 10 cans of diet soda daily). ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmet Aybar
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Artificial Sweeteners (Definition)

Artificial sweeteners are a sugar substitute that is suitable for diabetics. Some sweeteners contain aspartame, which some ...Read more