Back in 2010 I posted a blog entitled https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/comment-artificial-sweeteners-3-reasons-to-rethink-that-diet-coke/ in which I talked about the “infantilizing” effect on the brains of people who use artificial sweeteners. These sweeteners train our brains to want more sweet foods.
And I’m also am against use of “natural sweeteners ” like highly processed agave and stevia which are anywhere from 100 to 200 percent more sweeter than white sugar. Here’s an interesting article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/are-stevia-and-agave-syrup-healthier-sweeteners-than-sugar/article13204159/
Again you are training your brain to want more and more sweet foods and thinking that adding a sweetener to fruit is a good thing.
I would rather that people use a less “sweet”product like honey which is only 1.5 times sweeter than white sugar or just start cutting down on your use of sweeteners so that your brain does not crave it.
Recently I found an article in Medscape.com which reviews medical research in which David A. Johnson, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief of Gastroenterology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia posted an editorial about how artificial sweeteners cause adverse effects on the gut microbiome, increases in hemoglobin A1c, more prediabetes, reduced glucose tolerance, impaired fasting glucose, and increased body weight and waist-to-hip ratios.Click here: Artificial Sweeteners: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
And of course I hate high yield fructose syrup and I’ll let an article by Dr Mark Hyman state the case against its usage http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/05/13/5-reasons-high-fructose-corn-syrup-will-kill-you/
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