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Bad side of artificial sweeteners

Bad side of artificial sweeteners

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Contrary to the general belief artificial sweeteners are not at all healthy as they are made using synthetic substances, which are not easy to digest. You might be surprised to know that there are some artificial sweeteners that are banned across several countries, but are still used in some, like Acesulfame potassium or Ace K. Here are some points to know more about the side effects of artificial sweeteners.

If you think that they have some form of naturalness, then you are mistaken. Artificial sweeteners are made using synthetic substances, which a human cannot digest easily and are harmful as well. So, the next time you think of adding artificial sweetener in your diet, be careful!

No matter how sweet these artificial sweeteners taste, they are dangerous. There are some sweeteners like Acesulfame potassium or Ace K and Aspartame, which are banned across the world but still used in some countries. They are extremely unsafe and may have carcinogenic side effects on people.

Regular consumption of artificial sweeteners also tends to lower the metabolism in your body as they delay the balance of insulin and glucagon, which controls the blood glucose. This paves way to increase your hunger, which can lead to overeating as well.

Various studies have confirmed that artificial sweeteners cause dangerous diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic disorders. They can even cause chronic kidney diseases and neurological issues.

Several studies have suggested that you must avoid the regular intake of artificial sweeteners as they can even cause memory loss. They attack the neurons in the brain and have the capacity to damage the brain’s cerebellum.

You can imagine how unhealthy these sweeteners are as they are not permitted during pregnancy. They can cause preterm delivery, which might not be healthy for both the baby and the mother.- Times of India

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