Sugar causes dementia?

No wait, artificial sweeteners cause dementia. No, wait… None of the above?  That’s the my conclusion after looking at the two recent studies that generated headlines like “Is Soda Bad For Your Brain?“.  Both studies came from the same research group looking at the same diet intake data collected as part of the ongoing Framingham […]

Artificial Sweeteners: The Sweet Truth

Whether you’re a fan of sugar or its low calorie substitutes, this article is for you. Artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, have gained popularity over the years as they provide the same sweetness factor as sugar with few to zero calories. The belief is that replacing sugar with these low-to-no calorie options will decrease the […]

Could aspartame prevent weight loss? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:02 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’ve never been a fan of artificial sweeteners.  My philosophy about that stuff “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”.  Taste buds were meant to sense sweetness from sugars.  Stimulating them with unrelated chemicals sounds like a bad idea […]

Death knell for artificial sweeteners?

Probably not, but new study raises new doubts I’m no fan of artificial sweeteners, but my objection is more philosophical than metabolic.  I think they teach a terrible lesson: that everything you eat or drink should be super-sweet, but without any caloric consequences.  Super saturated sweet tastes dull your taste buds to the subtle natural […]

Artificial sweeteners: more controversy

Use of artificial sweeteners has grown for the past 40-50 years, right along with the obesity epidemic.  Coincidence?  Flimsier evidence has been used to blame obesity on other foods, like high fructose corn syrup or fast food.  So why are artificial sweeteners above reproach? One good reason: they have no calories.  And as we all […]

Could vegetable fats and artificial sweeteners be bad for you?

We’ve got some contrarian research results this week, which just goes to show you: take nothing for granted when it comes to conventional nutrition wisdom.  Things that make sense may actually not be true. 1. Artificial Sweeteners are a bad mix with alcohol Alcoholic beverages have calories.  Drink mixes have calories.  Soft drinks have calories. […]

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