Many people are opting for sugar-free and diet products, believing they are the healthier option. However, when something is taken out, and another substance is artificially added to make the product still taste good, this can result in all kinds of adverse effects on the body. A new study, published in the journal Nature this September, reveals that for some, artificial sweeteners can lead to type 2 diabetes. But that’s not the only thing you have to fear if you’re gulping down artificially sweetened products.
The new research, from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, found that depending on your gut microbes, you are either able to handle artificial sweeteners or you react to them negatively. The researchers looked at the consumption of the sweeteners aspartame, sucralose and saccharine. After consuming them, some people and mice increased their levels of blood sugar two to four times, depending on their intestinal flora. Those who consumed the most artificial sweeteners were more likely to have problems controlling their blood sugar, which can lead to the development of diabetes.
The research changed the view that artificial sweeteners cannot be digested, therefore cannot lead to diabetes. It now appears that it all depends on the microbes you possess. They influence your ability to process artificial sweeteners. In an unknown percentage of people, sweeteners lead to diabetes. By changing sugar for artificial sweeteners, you are very likely just trading one evil for another, especially if you fall in the group of people that can’t process the toxic sweeteners.
Aspartame is America’s most commonly used artificial sweetener. It’s found in over 6,000 products worldwide, especially in soda products. Diet sodas are being marketed as a safe and healthy alternative, but 75% of adverse reactions to food additives are attributed to aspartame. These reactions range from mild to severe, and include headaches, seizures, and even deaths.
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