Month: October 2018

Artificial Sweeteners and Other Sugar Substitutes

Most Americans eat the equivalent of twenty teaspoons of sugar on a regular day. The sources of these sugary products are cereals, snacks, sodas, chocolates, coffee, etc. Now for an average person, sugar might not be that injurious, unless the sugary diets you take start keeping you from taking a healthy nutritious diet. So people who want to lose weight or have to be careful about their blood sugar because of diabetes, this amount of sugar can be lethal for their health. But most of us just can’t get enough of sugary foods and snacks, we want the taste of sugar but not its many unhealthy effects. This is where artificial sweeteners come in. Artificial sweeteners are an excellent sugar replacement. They are sweeteners with a low calorie count, and according to the International Food Information Council, are safe to use.

Let’s take a look at five artificial sweeteners … Read the rest