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Avoid or Replace the Particular Artificial Sweeteners

Many people who believe that the artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) belongs to healthy ones are dangerously misled. According to research from the Ramazzini Institute, this sweetener was linked to cancer, precisely leukemia.

In 2012, in order to downgrade Splenda from its “safe” category to one of “caution,” the findings were first presented at a London cancer conference and prompted The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

Recently CSPI has again downgraded Splenda, this time from “caution” to “avoid.”

– Splenda May Increase Risk of Cancer

After more than a decade, CSPI recommended consumers to avoid Splenda. However, even there were recommendations for the people to avoid artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and saccharin, they still consider drinking diet soda to be safer than drinking regular soda.

– Splenda Is Found in 4,500 Products

Splenda has been smartly marketed, why it’s found in more than 4,500 products, so everyone who wants to raise the warnings and cut Splenda from the people’s diet should be aware.

Its reputation has increased since it was treated for being somehow safer than other artificial sweeteners like aspartame and this is why PepsiCo ditched aspartame in its Diet Pepsi in 2015 and replaced it with Splenda.

Then, Splenda became one of the top-selling artificial sweeteners in the U.S. in a very short period of time.

However, Splenda is far from natural, even though it technically does start off as a sugar molecule, but there are three chlorine molecules added to a sucrose or sugar molecule.

Because this type of sugar molecule does not occur in nature, your body does not possess the ability to properly metabolize it. As a result of this, the Splenda is not digested or metabolized by your body, making it have zero calories.

It is supposed that Splenda should pass right through you, however, the research indicates that about 15 percent of sucralose is absorbed into your digestive system and stored in your body.

– Splenda May Decimate Your Gut Bacteria

Splenda may wreak havoc on your gut bacteria, which could have an untold number of consequences on your health.

– Splenda May Have Neurotoxic Effects and Is Found in Water

According to the research published in 2014, Splenda may have neurotoxic properties.

The conclusion of the researchers is that exposure to sucralose may induce neurological and oxidative mechanisms.

– Splenda Raises Your Insulin Levels

Conducted research also shows that Splenda affects your body’s insulin response. The participants that drank a beverage sweetened by Splenda showed the increase of the insulin levels, higher about 20 percent than when they consumed only water.

– Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Metabolism

By eating something sweet, your brain releases dopamine, which activates your brain’s reward center. It releases hormone leptin, which informs your brain that you are “full.” However, when you consume something sweet but doesn’t contain any calories, your brain still needs the calories.

Consumption of the artificial sweeteners basically tricks your body into thinking that it’s going to receive sugar (calories). When the body doesn’t receive the calories it continues to signal that it needs more, which causes carb cravings.

– Are There Safer Artificial Sweeteners?

Sugar alcohols are another option on the market. They provide fewer calories than sugar because they’re not completely absorbed into your body. However, eating too many foods containing sugar alcohols can lead to abdominal gas and diarrhea.

Xylitol, is not affecting your blood sugar, so from that perspective, it may be a better choice. In fact, the moderation use of some sugar alcohols can be a better choice than artificial sweeteners like Splenda and aspartame.

Two of the best natural sugar substitutes are from the plants Stevia and Luo Han Guo (also spelled Luo Han Kuo).

Stevia is a highly sweet herb derived from the leaf of the stevia plant and sold as a supplement. This supplement can be used to sweeten most dishes and drinks and is completely safe in its natural form.

Another natural sweetener Luo Han Kuo is similar to Stevia, but it’s a bit more expensive and harder to find. It has been used as a sweetener in China, for centuries, and it’s about 200 times sweeter than sugar.

– How to Break Free From Artificial Sweeteners

The best option is to break from the artificial sweeteners, which starts by eliminating your sugar cravings. The people won’t probably have a desire for an artificial sweetener if they are not craving something sweet

Tips to Avoid Artificial Sweeteners:

– Trying an energy psychology technique called Turbo Tapping,

– Exercising

– Consume the organic, black coffee

– Consume sour taste, such as that from cultured vegetables and fruits

 

Sources:

– International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health January 29, 2016

– Nutrition Facts March 14, 2016

– Daily Mail March 14, 2016

– Inquisitr March 10, 2016

– EMaxHealth March 13, 2016

– Tech Times March 12, 2016

– HNGN March 11, 2016

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