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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

Are artificial sweeteners safe?

Yes: There was some controversy about saccharin in relation to a laboratory study in which very high levels caused bladder tumors in rats. Most other sweeteners have an excellent safety profile. A few have objections for various reasons to aspartame. But sucralose and others seem totally fine. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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How bad are artificial sweeteners?

How bad are artificial sweeteners?

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 dangerous are artificial sweeteners?

How dangerous are artificial sweeteners?

Dangerous enough: Do not use. Period!
they are chemicals your body can do without. They are toxic to your nerves eben if not a diabetic. I forbid use of sweetners in my practice. ...Read more

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Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Aspartame: Not all 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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Why are artificial sweeteners so bad for you?

Aspartame: When some people take artifiical sweetners containing aspartame - a variety of different adverse reactoins can occur. ...Read more

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Are there down sides to artificial sweeteners?

Are there down sides to artificial sweeteners?

Yes: Splenda and nutraseet are both toxins and are harmful to your health! Further, they suppress your central calorie counter and after a while most people who use them actually gain weight as a result as they increase the appetite! for more info go to mercola. Com and search - he has excellent articles on the bad nature of these products. Use stevia a natural plant extract as an alternative. ...Read more

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Are all artificial sweeteners bad for you? Why?

Aspartame: Some artificial sweetners contain aspartame which can cause health problems for some people. ...Read more

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

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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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 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. ...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?

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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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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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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Can artificial sweeteners slow down your metabolism?

HighlyControversial: Epidemiological studies suggest that those drinking diet soda are more likely to become obese. Whether this is true has yet to be proven. The topic of artificial sweeteners on metabolism and satiety is highly controversial. Some studies say artificial sweetners make rodents more Insulin resistant, others suggest that people gain a better sense of satiety w/them. It'll take years to sort out. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners safe for people with diabetes?

Are artificial sweeteners safe for people with diabetes?

Sweeteners: Yes, they arr safe!
That said, when did you start to have diabetes? If it was in your 30's or more you can be treated to totally get rid of diabetes. Please see a dietitian! ...Read more

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What is the effect of artificial sweeteners on metabolism?

What is the effect of artificial sweeteners on metabolism?

Early data: Epidemiological studies suggest that those drinking diet soda are more likely to become obese. Whether this is true has yet to be proven. The topic of artificial sweeteners on metabolism and satiety is highly controversial. Some studies say artificial sweetners make rodents more Insulin resistant, others suggest that people gain a better sense of satiety w/them. It'll take years to sort out. ...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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Is stevia, erythiol and sucralose bad for you? Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweetener: The artificial sweeteners have been approved as safe by the FDA. there has been no evidence of harm ...Read more

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What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

Thyroid can, but: Overactive thyroid can cause intolerance to caffeine, but it's not likely. Intolerance to artificial sweeteners is very rate. It may be a combination of multiple things going on in your life. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that artificial sweeteners will ruin a low sugar diet?

Yes: The addictive mechanism is a sweet signal that goes from the tongue to the brain, giving a jolt of pleasure. Also, sweeteners cause a brain mechanism called excitotoxicity that is unfavorable to good brain function. A low sugar diet should be replaced by a no sugar diet. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I know mio is full of artificial sweeteners but is it healthier than diet soda?

What to do if I know mio is full of artificial sweeteners but is it healthier than diet soda?

No: It is one of the thousands of so-called energy drinks that have no value whatsoever unless you own the company. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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