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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. ...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


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

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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Can artificial sweeteners slow down your metabolism?

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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What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

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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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. ...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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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 ! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat artificial sweeteners while pregnant?

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. ...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