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Do artificial sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda make your insulin go up by making your body I think it's getting some sugary stuff?
Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?
Probably in large: Amounts, it is not the best for you. There is little evidence of harm if you use a teaspoon in your coffee, but large amounts of diet sodas and use of very large amounts in baking may be a problem. There is some evidence that the body reacts to it like it does to real sugar, and we produce too much Insulin and glucagon and this can cause metabolic problems. I would keep it to a minimum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. Aspartmae is an artifical sweetener. ...Read more
No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. Aspartmae is an artifical sweetener. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than sugar!!: Sugar is grandfathered in & if it (fructose) had to go through the same trials aspartame, it would likely have never been approved. On the other hand it is does not commonly occur in nature. Yet simple sugars are also rare in nature, in any concentrated form. Sugar is claimed to be healthy because extracted from stuff grown to satisfy human sugar fix, a cheap way to sell processed foods! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You can read all kinds of nonsense on the internet and wild paranoid theories, but there are no true studies that say that aspartame is dangerous to humans (unless you have phenylketonuria, a rare disorder). The fda would remove it from the market if it was truly thought to be dangerous. The best rule of thumb is "everything in moderation". ...Read more
The Aspartame Danger: In the body, aspartame has been shown to reduce production of the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione in the brain, thus leaving the brain vulnerable to oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22385158). A study conducted in nyc recently found that regular consumption of diet drinks with aspartame increased the risk of heart attacks significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?
No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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