Monday, November 18, 2013

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar, Yet Another Study Reveals

As if you need another reason not to feed into the ‘diet’ fallacy


Are you using artificial sweeteners and opting for low-cal “diet” foods in an effort to control of your weight?

If so, you may be surprised to learn that research has repeatedly shown that artificial no- or low-calorie sweeteners are anything but good news for weight loss… Contrary to popular belief, studies have found that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame can:

-Stimulate your appetite
-Increase carbohydrate cravings
-Stimulate fat storage and weight gain

Now, yet another study1 has been published showing that saccharin and aspartame cause greater weight gain than sugar.

The belief that artificially sweetened foods and beverages will help you lose weight is a carefully orchestrated deception. So if you are still opting for “diet” choices for this reason, you are being sorely misled. Ditto for diabetics, as recent research has shown aspartame also worsens insulin sensitivity.

The fact that these are still being promoted as “diet” flies in the face of any rational behavior. One wonders why the FTC doesn’t come down like a ton of bricks on these companies for massively fraudulent marketing.

New Study Negates Weight Management Claims of Artificial Sweeteners

The featured study, published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Appetite2, was done by a Brazilian research team with the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University do Rio Grande do Sul. Rats were fed plain yogurt sweetened with either aspartame, saccharin, or sugar, plus their regular rat chow, for 12 weeks.

For the rest of the story:

No comments:

Post a Comment