NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS
The ugly side of artificial sweetners
Did you know artificial sweeteners play games with your taste buds? They match with the sweet taste receptors of your tongue.
To manage their blood sugar levels, diabetics are heavily dependent on these sugar substitutes, but remember it is not advised to consume these artificial sweeteners frequently. You should also cut down on the quantity of sweeteners you are using in your meals.
The biggest shocker is that artificial sweetners are linked to chronic illnesses like cancer, and this is the biggest reason why you should limit its use.
In fact, a study published in the Journal Of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics suggests that consuming artificial sweeteners for a longer time can also lead to problems like weight gain, brain tumors, bladder cancer and many other health hazards.
“Instead of these sweeteners, it is always better to go for natural sugar, in moderation of course. Take very small quantities of honey or jaggery, and tackle your cravings. Even dates and raisins add a hint of sweetness to your food. Plus, they are a healthier option, especially for diabetics. And it is always better to steer clear of any kind of substitutes, as there is nothing natural about them,” she concludes.
So ladies, don’t fall prey to those artificial sweetener TV ads, as they tempt and mislead you. In the end, it is better to be safe than sorry!