Better Body Clinical Nutrition


Foods to Avoid Series, #4

Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:34 AM

Artificial Sweeteners; 
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Ah, sugar substitutes, marketed as the weight loss solution. Zero calories and you can still have all the sweets you want, right? Sure, if you want to pay the price of the side effects. Saccharin (Sweet and Low), Aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) and Sucralose (Splenda) can cause migraines, seizures, dizziness, vision problems, cancer, obesity, and diabetes, according to *Kriss Carr in Crazy: Sexy Diet. She also explains that sugar substitutes can cause obesity & diabetes, the very conditions they are supposed to prevent or help manage. 
Sugar substitute consumption is reportedly linked to bipolar disease, depression, and panic attacks, not to mention birth defects, infertility, and miscarriage. Industry spokespeople argue that you would have to consume massive amounts of these sweeteners to experience bad effects, but seriously, would you eat “just a little” rat poisons? One study showed that rats fed diet sweeteners later consumed more calories, gained more weight, put on more body fat, and didn’t make up for it by cutting back later. 
Cut this out and tell your kids why they should too!  
*Kris Carr is an American author and wellness activist. She documented her battle against epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in her documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen, focusing on plant-based eating