The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

The life threatening dangers of artificial sweeteners are real and documented by reputable medical researchers. Why are they still on the market? The usual reason, big food corporations’ employ hundreds of Lobbyist to control legislators, and the FDA’s budget is allotted by Congress, and the head of the FDA is a political appointee. Americans all know how things work in Washington between the politicians and the big corporations. But the fact still is medical studies have repeatedly shown that consuming artificial sweeteners are ruining your ability to control your food intake and body weight.

You Won’t Believe How Toxic Artificial Sweeteners Really Are!

Dr. Gary Kohls explains the damaging effects of artificial sweeteners.

The most recent medical studies have found artificial sweeteners like saccharin (Sweet’N Low), sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) change the population of healthy gut bacteria. And those changes affect how well our bodies metabolize sugar.

Artificial sweeteners are not digested by the body, which is why they have no calories. But, they still pass through our gastrointestinal tract, where they encounter the numerous bacteria that thrive in our guts. These bacteria play an important role in our physiology, including how we process glucose and other sugars. And the studies have concluded that artificial sweeteners somehow change the natural balance of the numerous bacteria to the point that they do not process refined sugars properly. So, if your diet consist mainly of processed food products (the standard American diet) all of the added sugars (just about all processed foods contain sugarthe liver fails to recognize it as sugar and does not process it into the blood stream; it stores the sugar as fat.

Type 2 diabetes

In a European study, the risk for developing type 2 diabetes more than doubled for participants in the highest quartile of diet beverage consumption, compared with non-consumers. Of course, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was also associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Data from the Nurses’ Health Study also indicated that risk for type 2 diabetes was amplified in those consuming at least one diet drink or sugar-sweetened drink per day; the same evidence was found by a European investigation into cancer and nutrition. Importantly, a pronounced spike in the risk of type 2 diabetes related to drinking artificially-sweetened beverages was seen even in those participants who were at a normal weight at the start of the study.

Metabolic syndrome

Various studies have reported greater risk of metabolic syndrome for consumers of diet soft drinks. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels, that occur together, and increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, and other diseases. Recent studies suggest that those who drink artificially-sweetened beverages may have double the risk of metabolic syndrome, compared with non-consumers.

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