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Artificial Sweeteners And Liver Damage
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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Because they are: The evidence shows that artificai sweetners are not good for your health.
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!
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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Yes: Before embarking on Adkins, have an examination, ekg and lab work. Good Luck!
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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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.
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.
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
Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?
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
Are artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame or Stevia) harmful to health in long term or short term? Should they be avoided?
Yes: They are harmful in the long term
Does artificial sweeteners mixed with vitamins ok to take together? Will the vitamins still work the exact way they're supposed to?
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