Is it possible for artificial sweeteners to increase blood sugar level?

No. Today the most common artificial sweeteners include saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and ace-k and they are 100% synthetically produced. The reason why these artificial sweeteners do not raise blood sugar levels is because they do not contain carbohydrates and depending on the type of the synthetic sweetener they are not absorbed and leave your system unaltered.

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Is stevia safe to consume for a person with high blood sugar levels vs. Artificial sweeteners?

Stevia. Yes, you can safely assume that stevia, per se, should not raise your blood sugar. However, stevia (and other sweeteners, whether artificial or not) is often coupled with foods or other ingredients that can raise your blood sugar. For example, a cookie that uses stevia as a sweetener, but still is composed of lots of processed flour, which raises blood sugar similar to sugar. Read more...

Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level (Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?

Absolutely, however. mechanism of weight gain/?ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, can produce significant changes in body fat. Read more...

Are artificial sweeteners bad for diabetics and/or do they even adversely affect blood sugar?

Chemical sweeneners. can be toxic to the brain. You are better off using a natural root product called "Stevia." It is very sweet so you need very little and the manufacturers say it does not raise blood sugar. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. Read more...

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. Read more...

Are artificial sweeteners are good for health? I am afraid of diabetics so regularly I am using them. Wipro and sugar free gold are good brands?

Stevia. It's best to stay away from chemical sweeteners. Give stevia a try. It's a root made into a powder and is very sweet so you only need a little. Once you stop using chemical sweeteners (which are toxic to the brain) your body will work to eliminate them. Hydration and exercise will help. Read more...

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No. Artificial sweetners that contain nothing that bacteria can use for "food" do not cause tooth decay . The label would say "non nutrative" sweetner. Read more...
No. Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. Read more...
NO. Artificial sweeteners don't have anything in them to support bacterial metabolism. Bacteria that cause decay love sugar and so they metabolize it and produce acids that decay your teeth. Read more...