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Can you gain weight from the artificial sweeteners?

Can you gain weight from the artificial sweeteners?

No clear answer: Theoretically no. Most artificial sweeteners are labeled non-caloric, because there is no calorie absorption and induced weight gain, but more and more studies that look at the long term effects of artificial sweeteners have shown correlations between weight gain and the use of sugar substitutes. Without long term and more comprehensive studies to support that correlation the answer is not clear. ...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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Are artificial sweeteners a risk to your health? Are they linked to cancer?

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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Are artificial sweeteners linked to muscle and joint pain?

Are artificial sweeteners linked to muscle and joint pain?

Not that I know of.: All artificial sweeteners had to go through clinical testing for approval, testing never required for sugars. However this testing was months, not decades. The larger problem with artificial sweeteners; even though no sugar, the sweet taste itself (brain controls body) seems to inhibit body fat loss & promote wt gain, probably via Insulin release. Look up dietdoctor test of pepsimax on ketones. ...Read more

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What is bad about artificial sweeteners?

Aspartame : Some artificial sweetners contain aspartame. Asparatame has 92 different possible adverse reactions associated with it's use to include conditions like migraine headaches and seizures. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners dangerous to take?

Use in moderation: Artificial sweeteners don't cause cavities to occur and are fairly low in calories. However, consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners may have a laxative effect. But with rare exceptions, they appear to pose little or no risk when used in moderation. Although artificial sweeteners are considered generally safe, some experts remain wary still because not enough long term data and history. ...Read more

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Are all artificial sweeteners pretty much the same?

Are all artificial sweeteners pretty much the same?

Mostly: Artificial sweeteners are chemicals designed to fit into the sweetness receptor of the tongue and mimic the taste of actual sugar. There are many variants, some naturally derived and some synthetic. The levels of chemical are quite low and while much has been made of the side effects, there is actually little to choose between them. ...Read more

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Is it true that artificial sweeteners are 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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Can you tell me are artificial sweeteners good or bad for you?

Debate: Hi. No human has EVER been described to suffer from artificial sweetener deficiency. You get my point. There is debate over whether or not they are bad for you, but NO ONE would ever say they are GOOD for you! Live healthy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are artificial sweeteners good or bad for you?

It is bad for you: It is not good for you and according to studies it causes fatty deposits in the arterial walls and contribute to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Can someone give me a brief list of artificial sweeteners and their effects?

Lots of things: Head aches, insomnia, funny taste in mouth, weight gain! (not a typo, they can make you gain weight!), loss of libido, memory loss, mood swings and on and on. Some people tolerate splenda, nutrasweet, saccharin and other artificial sweeteners without any obvious short term problems. Nobody really knows what will happen after using them for 50 years or more. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners good for health?

Are artificial sweeteners good for health?

VERY TOXIC! AVOID!!!: Aspartame & other artificial sweeteners like sucralose are toxic, should not have been approved & are very hazardous. They have many side effects & cause obesity! See http://www.sweetpoison.com/ & http://tinyurl.com/jude3kz & http://www.eruptingmind.com/the-dangers-of-artificial-sweeteners I NEVER eat these dangerous chemicals! Try natural low-caloric sweeteners like stevia, xylitol & erythritol. ...Read more

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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