Artificial sweeteners. Are they a good alternative?

Artificial sweeteners. Are they a good alternative?

 

This topic has been in the news recently, and I thought I should draw your attention to the different sides of this debate on ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. It appears there has been a decline in the consumption of diet sodas and other beverages sweetened with artificial sweeteners.  And so a campaign was initiated  to convince buyers that it is safe.

Also in the new recently is the  results of an Italian study that has issued a caution when it comes to using sucralose.

 

Some of the artificial sweeteners on the market are:

  • Aacesulfame potassium has 0 calories and a slightly bitter taste. It cannot be broken down by the body, so it is supposed to be passed out in tact. (huh?)
  • Sucralose has 0 calories, is about 600 times sweeter than sugar, and has an artificial taste.
  • Saccharin has 0 calories, is about 300 times sweeter than sugar, and has the ability to cross the placenta.
  • Aspartame has 4 calories per gram, is around 80 to 200 times sweeter than sugar, and contains an ingredient that breaks down into methanol.
  • Neotame has 0 calories, is about 8000 times sweeter than sugar, and contains a compound that breaks down into methanol.

Other artificial sweeteners on the market are Sorbitol and Mannitol xylitol

These are marketed by familiar brand names with which you may be familiar.

Ask yourself “WHY”

I believe that the attraction of artificial sweeteners are that they have very few or no calories. You also need to use less than regular sugar, because they are sweeter by volume.

If you use an artificial sweetener, I urge you to research it for yourself, weigh the odds, and decide if the pros outweigh the cons.

Artificial sweeteners are not only those little packets which we empty into our coffee. They come to us in many foods, which previously used processed white sugars, and corn syrup. Diet sodas, fruit juices, ice cream, candy, chewing gum, and practically anything that is labeled as sugar-free are sweetened with ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.

It has been suggested that while sugar contains calories and can be abused, it may be safer to use real sugar. This is a choice that each individual will have to make for themselves.

These are a couple of several informational videos that will give you further insights into ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.

Even though I don’t use artificial sweeteners, or products sweetened with them, my feeling is that since we are not sure about the effects on our bodies, “Why take the chance”.

Raw cane sugar, and dehydrated cane juice are a bit more costly than processed sugars, but are as safe as one can get to natural for a sweetener. 

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