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Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Erythritol is ideal : Sugar alcohols vary. Some have almost the same effect on blood sugar as regular sugar (maltitol). This is called glycemic index. Erythritol has the lowest glycemic index and calories per gram and is the best. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners in yogurt bad for me?

Are sweeteners in yogurt bad for me?

Yes and no: Some yogurts have artificial sweeteners which i usually avoid and prefer fresh fruit, agave nectar or honey along with the plain version of yogurt.... Preferably greek. ...Read more

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What are the best sweeteners for kids?

What are the best sweeteners for kids?

None: Sweeteners are not necessary, and should be avoided. The natural sweetness of food is your goal. Children exposed to sweets and sweeteners crave more sweet flavoring. ...Read more

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Why does artificizal sweeteners make you gain weight?

Why does artificizal sweeteners make you gain weight?

Good question: Obesity is caused by changes in a genetic mechanism in the brain and our taste mechanism is adapted to 6 input stimuli, sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, salt and metal, permutations and combinations of which give flavor from organic food. Taking sugar (and salt) by itself acts as a drug. Aspartame causes a phenomenon known as excitotoxicity that affects brain mechanisms to its detriment. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners like equal bad for health ? I am on diet and i would like to know

Are sweeteners like equal bad for health ? I am on diet and i would like to know

Possibly: More & more evidence suggests artificial sweeteners fail to turn off the brain's "full switch" so u keep eating more & more. Avoiding sugary foods & drinks will help diet, increased exercise also helps. Avoid high fructose corn syrup for same reason. ...Read more

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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

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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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Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to prove their safety. ...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