Another Artifical = Awful Article
AwN | Concentrated sweetness is unnecesary. It is an addiction like so many other things, but often is not treated as such by our culture. Many people use artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar, but the facts are facts and they are both awful for you in any quantity. This article links artificial sweeteners with heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more!
I went to look up some of the common artificial sweeteners for this post and happened upon a MayoClinic article which states the following. Acesulfame Potassium (Sunett, Sweet One) (Equal, Nutrasweet) | Aspartame | Neotame | Saccharine (Sugar Twin , Sweet'N Low) | Sucralose | Advantame
"But according to the National Cancer Institute and other health agencies, there's no sound scientific evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the U.S. cause cancer or other serious health problems. And numerous research studies confirm that artificial sweeteners are generally safe in limited quantities, even for pregnant women. As a result of the newer studies, the warning label for saccharin was dropped." (Ignore this citation link) Isn't it nice that the FDA has your best interest at heart?
Artificial sweeteners cause heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems, study suggests
(NaturalNews) In light of a recent study finding that nearly 200,000 people per year are killed by sugar-sweetened beverages, some people might be tempted to switch to diet soft drinks instead. The information from this study was presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in 2014, where they discussed how diet soft drinks can cause many of the same health problems as sugar-sweetened drinks.
Two drinks per day = 50 percent more likely to die
The research was conducted on 59,614 women participating in the ongoing Women's Health Initiative study, constituting one of the largest ever study of its kind. Based on self-reports of diet drink consumption, the researchers divided the women into four groups: Those who drank two or more diet drinks per day; those who drank five to seven per week; those who drank one to four per week; and those who drank zero to three per month. A drink was defined as a 12-ounce artificially sweetened beverage, including fruit drinks.
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