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The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

artificialsweeteners Sep 08, 2020

There’s a lot of mixed messaging out there regarding artificial sweeteners, which makes it difficult to sort fact from fiction. Today, we will discuss the evidence behind artificial sweeteners and how they can be used safely. We will also look at more natural alternatives to sweetening food. 



The purpose of artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are generally used as a sugar alternative. Sugar is a significant component of many of the foods we eat and acts as a sweetener, preservative and bulking agent. Generally, it is found in highly processed foods like biscuits, cakes, muesli bars, yoghurts, soft drinks, and juices.

When eaten in excess, these foods can contribute to weight gain and elevated blood glucose levels. Replacing sugar with an artificial sweetener can help to reduce kilojoule intake and support better blood glucose control. This is important to note because sugar-free alternatives are a great tool for weight loss and better management of chronic...

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