Weighing the benefits, dangers of artificial sweeteners, other sugar substitutes

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Weighing the benefits, dangers of artificial sweeteners, other sugar substitutes

Post by Tee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:14 pm

These are a migraine trigger for a lot of people............


By: Meredith Holt, INFORUM, DL-Online

Every day in the U.S., artificial sweeteners and other sugar alternatives are added to coffee and tea, used in processed foods, and substituted in recipes.

Most sweeteners are low-calorie or calorie-free, don’t raise blood-sugar levels, and don’t contribute to tooth decay.

They’re widely used to help control weight and diabetes.

http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/66552/group/homepage/

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Re: Weighing the benefits, dangers of artificial sweeteners, other sugar substitutes

Post by pīwakawaka on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:43 am

I make a conscious effort to avoid artificial sweeteners as much as I can, not so much because they trigger migraines (although I have my suspicions), but because the effects of long term use is unknown, and I can detect an unpleasant taste with many of them. Besides, I've never had a weight problem apart from a 2-year period when I was taking Sandomigran. In that time I shot up from being 8kg underweight at 65kg to just over 100kg.

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