Growing body of research shows artificial sweeteners raise your risk of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes — perhaps even to a greater degree than sugar.
Unfortunately, many people mistaken the facts thinking that artificial sweeteners in products are a healthier option , as they are low calories, but this is such a misconception. It boggles my mind thinking that some people may choose diet drinks or sweet and low sweeteners in order to avoid gaining weight but truth is obesity stems from these artificially sweetened products and processed foods. Fact is, artificial sweeteners cause just as many health problems as sugar does. More deterrent, unlike sugar, artificial sweeteners were found to accumulate in blood, leading to more significant damage to blood vessels.
A disturbing fact about artificial sweeteners is that they are also found to trick the body into using alternative sources of glucose, such as muscle. So, when you are thinking you are trying to lose fat by having artificial sweeteners , think twice, because you are only harming your body and losing everything you are working hard to accomplish.
Sweeteners simply trick the body. And then when your body’s not getting the energy it needs to function properly, due to lack of sugar, it finds that source elsewhere, therefore wears your body down from actually doing the proper functions.
Contrary to industry claims, research over the last 30 years have shown that artificial sweeteners stimulate appetite, increase cravings for carbs, and produce a variety of metabolic dysfunctions that promote fat storage and weight gain.
Next time you want to save on fat, and have a “DIET coke”, take a second to think twice.
Watch this video for more detrimental effects of Aspartame:
For more details on the Artificial Sweeteners effects, read the Mercola Article.
Many try dieting by cutting Carbs from their diet. Science shows that carbs are not all bad, some are good, some are bad.
Remember: Carbohydrates=Energy in the body. Without Carbohydrates, you are missing energy!
What are Bad Carbs? Simple carbohydrates which shoot up your blood sugar and cut it down quick, making you crave carbs as you are asking for energy. Examples of bad carbs are muffins, white bread, bagels, cookies, sugar and candy. These carbs are said to be stripped of vitamins, of essential nutrients and of fibers.
What are Good Carbs? Those are brown rice, quinoa, oats, farro, barley, lentils, beans & whole wheat flour. They are called ‘Complex Carbs’ which are carbohydrates that cut the cravings by breaking them down slowly and giving you more energy over a long period of time.
For more details & for A Delicious&Healthy Recipe, view the following video: