The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners can be helpful to increase water intake, curb cravings, and create lower calorie options. However, GI upset such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea is common with most low cal for sweeteners, so pick the one that you respond best to!
Some people believe that artificial sweeteners cause us to crave MORE sugar, leading to MORE calorie consumption. Turns out, artificial sweeteners actually don’t have the same affect on the brain as regular sugar.
There also used to be some claims that certain artificial sugars increased risk of bladder cancer. A retrospective study later found no association. BUT as you may have guessed, more research needs to be done.
Just remember y’all, real sugar is not the enemy. Focus on quality nutrients for most meals and add in fun foods that make you happy.