Artificial sweeteners again

More reason to be suspicious Hardly a day passes that I don’t see some warm and fuzzy headlines about the safety and general wonderfulness of artificial sweeteners.  The ads show up on websites that report on nutrition and medical research.  They show up embedded in emails from nutrition, food and health organizations.  “Debunking the myths […]

Artificial sweeteners news

Food fears come and go in cycles.  Decades ago we were terrified of fat and cholesterol.  They were supposed to cause heart disease.  Result: an onslaught of tasteless low fat and reduced fat foods, processed to mimic the real thing… sort of.  Then we were afraid of artificial colors and salicylates, which are related to […]

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 […]

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