When artificial sweeteners were first released, scientists were finding links to various forms of life-threatening cancer! A lot has changed since then, but are they really safe? Laci takes a look at the top three most popular sweeteners to try to figure out which is the safest.
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“America’s obesity epidemic has gathered much media attention recently. A rise in the percent of the population who are obese coincides with an increase in the widespread use of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (e.g., Diet Coke) and sucralose (e.g., Pepsi One), in food products.”
How Artificial Sweeteners Work
“If you’re trying to lose weight, avoiding sugar is one of the best ways to reduce your calorie intake.”
“Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet) is a chemical combination of two amino acids and methanol.”
What is aspartame?
“Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet® and Equal®.”
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Artificial Sweeteners: Why You Should Completely Avoid Them To stay Healthy
“As the U.S. currently has an inadequate and deceptive labeling system, which fails in implicating the total health risks associated with certain foods and ingredients in foods, I decided to create a list of foods to avoid at all costs.
No-Calorie Natural Sweetener on the Way
“Splenda. NutraSweet. Sweet’N Low. Equal. Those no-calorie sweeteners may soon have new competition made from stevia, a shrub native to South America.”
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