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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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I noticed that my kid's toothpaste actually has artificial sweeteners in it... Is that bad for kids? Why would they do that?

I noticed that my kid's toothpaste actually has artificial sweeteners in it... Is that bad for kids? Why would they do that?

No: Is not bad for the kids but if it is something that concerns you there are companies like tom's of maine that makes toothpaste without sweetener. ...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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What is bad about artificial sweeteners?

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

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How dangerous are artificial sweeteners?

Dangerous enough: Do not use. Period! they are chemicals your body can do without. They are toxic to your nerves eben if not a diabetic. I forbid use of sweetners in my practice. ...Read more

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Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Why are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Aspartame: Not all 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

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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. ...Read more

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Why are artificial sweeteners so bad for you?

Aspartame: When some people take artifiical sweetners containing aspartame - a variety of different adverse reactoins can occur. ...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

Dr. Ahmet Aybar
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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