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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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Is candarell sweetener useful in a low carb diet?

Is candarell sweetener useful in a low carb diet?

Artificial sweetener: I would avoid artificial sweetenets as much as possible as they add to your sugar cravings although they are calorie free and some may spike insulin.

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I'm beginning a lifestyle change with a low carb high protein for improved fitness and weight loss. What is a good sweetener, for say plain yogurt?

I'm beginning a lifestyle change with a low carb high protein for improved fitness and weight loss. What is a good sweetener, for say plain yogurt?

Slightly different..: Greek yogurt is better than regular (unless you can get kroger's carbmaster. Go with two percent, without it beeing preflavored. There is more milk sugar in the 0% fat greek yogurt. Berries then can be added. I would sweeten with sucralose or splenda!

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Are all artificial sweeteners pretty much the same?

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Could artificial sweeteners such a sacrament give you headaches?

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.

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Is stevia, erythiol and sucralose bad for you? Artificial sweeteners

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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