All About Artificial Sweeteners

Most people have a sweet tooth, but don’t have enough spare calories to indulge in the sweet things they like. Thankfully, artificial sweeteners are around to help provide the saccharine goodness people want at the cost of no calories.

Some of the common artificial sweeteners are aspartame, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, and alitame. Some studies have shown that the reduction of caloric intake from using artificial sweeteners has reduced the occurrence of diabetes, obesity, and other related diseases. However, do these artificial sweeteners come with detrimental effects?

According to chiropractor Brian Torchin, although artificial sweeteners have been around for awhile, there have been little studies done about them, besides on the majorly used ones. Although aspartame had been found to be linked to cancer in rats, the amount humans would need to consume to be at risk would be around 20 cans of diet soda a day, which would be preposterous.

Overall, the craze about artificial sweeteners being harmful to your health are unfound. The only people that really need to worry about their artificial sweetener intake are pregnant mothers, people prone to seizures, nursing mothers, and children. Switching out real sugar for artificial sweetener can actually help many lose weight and get rid of many health problems associated with being overweight or obese.