artificial sweeteners

I know we have talked about artificial sweeteners a good bit, but as a refresher READ UP! 🙂


These sweeteners have nothing sweet about them. They are chemical formulations made in a laboratory created by some brilliant scientists. The body is smarter though and recognizes that these guys are toxins. (considering

These sweeteners trick your body into thinking that it is receiving calories from glucose when it is not, but your body is still reacting as though it is. Your body, reacting to the sweetness, releases insulin to help digest it. However, no calories, or glucose come from it, which can contribute to insulin resistance. This can lead to excess hunger and weight gain. can cause it’s own issues, including adrenal damage. Studies have shown that these may lead to weight gain and that they are extremely addictive. Take a deeper look at why these sweeteners aren’t all you thought they were…

Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet)

What’s in it: Phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol.

Reported side effects:…

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