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Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Gas
Possibly: Sweeteners cause an important change in brain chemistry. The bowel receives messages from the brain that causes it to function properly. However, there are many causes of constipation. A letter in the new england journal of medicine stated that aspartame caused migraines and the author was right. I believe that we are producing biochemical brain changes that may or may not cause symptoms. ...Read more
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
No: These additives typically do not cause gas or bloating. ...Read more
Taste: It makes the food or drinks taste better, thereby increasing sales and profits. ...Read more
Do the stevia sweetener packets have any fiber or lactose in them, or any other ingredient that causes gas?
Can artificial sweeteners inhibit weight loss or cause water retention? Are there any big red flags that go along with artificial sweeteners?
Some evidence : There has been studies to show that consumption of a single artificially sweetened beverage a day can increase your risk of diabetes by 40% the same subject tended to be overweight. Some cause cancer in lab rates, while others are associated with increase blood pressure. I recommend staying away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it's not supposed toGet a more detailed answer ›
Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?
No: Most gas drops have as their active ingredient simethicone, which does not cause constipation. All simethicone does is break up large gas bubbles into tiny, non-bloating bubbles that will not cause discomfort. Try avoiding dairy if you are dealing with gassiness and constipation and see if that helps.Too much dairy can be constipating. ...Read more
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
Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?
Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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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