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Artificial Sweeteners – What You Need to Know

Posted Jul 15 2013 8:25am

sugatits Sugar tits. Don't we love them? Natural ones, if you please.

Why do women get breast implants? Is it to draw attention away from how stupid some of them can be? But we don't care, do we?

Well, it cuts both ways – intellectuals aren't exactly the people that you'd find getting laid all the time, thanks to their preoccupation with the other head.

I have nothing against people having lots of sex but man, I don't understand how some people are preoccupied with it no matter where they are and what they are doing – and the kinkier, the better, right?

A sugar addiction, if you know what I mean. All about who they want to do…

Speaking of sugar being a delightful vice though, and the widespread use of both fake boobies and artificial sweeteners , one can hardly miss drawing a parallel between the two.

But then again, do we really care?

Artificial Sweeteners – An Introduction That You Probably Don't Need

AS-smoking Simply put, an artificial sweetener is actually a "sugar substitute". While you get types that are both synthetic and natural, all of them use sugars (in other words, referred to as 'white death') other than sucrose, and which is what common table sugar is made up of.

Of course, the benefit from using artificial sweeteners is that the number of calories it contributes is negligible compared to table sugar.

In the United States, six types of artificial sweeteners include sucralose, aspartame, stevia, saccharin, neotame and acesulfame potassium.

Some of the reasons why people opt for artificial sweeteners is because they want to lose weight, if they're struggling with reactive hypoglycemia or diabetes mellitus or need a tooth-friendly alternative, if they can't afford it or have decided to avoid processed foods.

However, as with all things artificial, there's a dark side, and in the case of sweeteners, there have been questions as to whether there are health issues linked with this sugar substitute.

Artificial Sweeteners – What You Need To Know

Which brings us to the crux of the matter: Are artificial sweeteners good or bad for you?

On one hand, certain reports explain that artificial sweeteners have side effects, to the point of causing death, while the FDA insists that these are probably unproved by virtue of approving these artificial sweeteners, while also recommending daily doses too.

Some of the aforementioned side effects include multiple sclerosis, severe depression, systemic lupus, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and last but definitely not the least, cancer.

Now before this list of side effects scare you, the FDA has conducted tests and they have been been proved to negate the earlier claims of the side effects.

And since the FDA doesn't necessarily have a perfect track record, people still regard this controversy to be one that is hardly conclusive.

Nope, the jury isn't out on this one… so it's really up to you as to which side you'd like to take!

In Closing

Are there any other pros and cons of artificial sweeteners or names that we might have missed out? If so, feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

Also, here's an article on choosing the sugar substitute that's best for you .

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