Synthetic or artificial sweeteners…

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At the end of the last decade while working at Huggins Applied Healing I was lucky enough to meet, talk and study with some of the world leading experts in health and nutrition. I was truly shocked to learn the truth about preservatives, taste enhancers and artificial sweeteners. To learn about the life threatening damage these additives do, not can do or possibly do but really DO. Just because the negative effects aren’t immediately recognised most people will just avoid the warnings. That might be acceptable for you personally but think about your kids and how the cumulative effects will affect, damage and possibly shorten their life.

Experiments have found that sweet taste, regardless of its caloric content, enhances your appetite, and consuming artificial sweeteners has been shown to lead to even greater weight gain than consuming sugar. Aspartame has been found to have the most pronounced effect, but the same applies for other artificial sweeteners, such as acesulfame potassium, sucralose and saccharin.

Yet, weight gain is only the beginning of why artificial sweeteners should generally be avoided. Aspartame, for instance, is a sweet-tasting neurotoxin. As a result of its unnatural structure, your body processes the amino acids found in aspartame very differently from a steak or a piece of fish.

The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation, called excitotoxicity, similar to MSG.

Further, inflammatory bowel disease may be caused or exacerbated by the regular consumption of the popular artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose), as it inactivates digestive enzymes and alters gut barrier function.2

Previous research also found that sucralose can destroy up to 50 percent of your beneficial gut flora. While you certainly don’t want to overdo it on sugar, there’s little doubt in my mind that artificial sweeteners can be even worse for your health than sugar and even fructose.

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