Are Sugar Substitutes Good For Your Health?
In recent decades, sugar has been positioned as the dietary enemy, claimed by many to be the cause of growing rates of chronic disease, and the so-called (albeit controversial) ‘obesity epidemic’. As a result, many of us choose to use ‘sugar alternatives’ in an attempt to avoid the claimed negative health effects of sugar, reduce our calorie intake and manage weight.
With so many alternatives to sugar available, and more and more diet products popping up on the market, there has been growing controversy about their safety concerns and potential benefits. I was inspired to take a deep dive into the world of artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes, and take a closer look at what the research says in terms of safety and benefits for weight management.
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