More and more artificial sweeteners are used in our food with approval from the FDA. The consumer believes this will help with weight loss, but that’s not the case.
“The food industry responds to the consumer demand, and increasingly replaces
sugar with artificial sweeteners in order to provide tasty goods with lower
sugar content. Most consumers expect that weight loss will result from switching
to artificial sweeteners (because they contain no or fewer calories), but
paradoxically the opposite may happen.”
A very small study showed children have much more of these artificial
sweeteners in their systems than adults. Infants are ingesting it through breast
milk and their systems may not be able to process it, plus it may influence
their preferences for sweetness when they are older.
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