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Doctor insights on: Artificial Sweeteners And Liver Damage

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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.

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Why do people think artificial sweeteners are so bad for you?

Why do people think artificial sweeteners are so bad for you?

Because they are: The evidence shows that artificai sweetners are not good for your health.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Artificial sweeteners safe in pregnancy?

Artificial sweeteners safe in pregnancy?

No: Aspartame as in diet drinks causes a form of deviation in brain metabolism known as excitotoxicity. It is a complex subject and I suggest that you go to wikipedia for explanations.

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Are artificial sweeteners considered carbohydrates?

Doesn't matter: No, many of them are proteins, but in any case the total amount if so small that it doesn't make any difference in your total diet.

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Can I go on Atkins diet without artificial sweeteners?

Can I go on Atkins diet without artificial sweeteners?

Yes: Before embarking on Adkins, have an examination, ekg and lab work. Good Luck!

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Is it safe to eat artificial sweeteners while pregnant?

In moderation: Like any food or medicine you ingest, you should always clear it with your doctor if there are doubts. Adding artificial sweeteners to your diet is safe in moderation. You need to consider what foods you ingest that already have them in the ingredients as to not overdue it by adding them to other foods.

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Why do diet sodas still cause weight gain. Is it the artificial sweeteners?

Why do diet sodas still cause weight gain. Is it the artificial sweeteners?

YES!: Aspartame ; other artificial sweeteners are toxic. A review of 90 independent studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature found 92% of these found significant problems associated with aspartame, including brain tumors, seizures, headaches, memory loss ; obesity. See http://www. Sweetpoison. Com/ ; http://www. Holisticmed. Com/aspartame/recent. Html ; http://bit. Ly/1hvl28d ; http://bit. Ly/18u9wmo.

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Is there a good protein powder that does not contain any artificial sweeteners?

Is there a good protein powder that does not contain any artificial sweeteners?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass.

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Are artificial sweeteners addictive the way natural sugar is for the human body?

Are artificial sweeteners addictive the way natural sugar is for the human body?

Information: Sugar is not truly addictive. Our bodies need sugar to survive. I am not aware of any addictive symdromes related to artificial sweeteners.

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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

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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.

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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

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Does artificial sweeteners mixed with vitamins ok to take together? Will the vitamins still work the exact way they're supposed to?

Stevia is a natural: Sweetner made from a root. Please avoid artificial chemical sweeteners. Some believe thay are toxic to the brain. Take the vitamins w/ or w/out food as directed on th label. If you have difficulty swallowing, try powder or liquid forms. Peace and good health.

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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Artificial Sweeteners (Definition)

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