11. Ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers

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Most peo­ple use ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers ei­ther to lose weight or be­cause they are di­a­betic and must avoid sugar. The main prob­lem in all this is that there are nu­mer­ous stud­ies that show peo­ple who con­sume ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, such as in so­das, or cof­fee sweet­en­ers, ac­tu­ally gain weight. It also does lit­tle or noth­ing to help those with di­a­betes.

In fact, ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers ac­tu­ally make it even more dif­fi­cult to con­trol their blood sugar lev­els and worsen con­di­tions that are re­lated to di­a­betes, such as cataracts and gas­tro pare­sis. Some­times as­par­tame has been found to cause con­vul­sions, which some peo­ple will mis­take for an in­sulin re­ac­tion.

Not to men­tion that ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers in­hibit your body’s abil­ity to mon­i­tor its daily calo­rie con­sump­tion and make the body crave even more sweets. We have al­ready dis­cussed how re­fined sug­ars can cause can­cer.

There is mount­ing ev­i­dence that the chem­i­cals that make up th­ese sweet­en­ers, es­pe­cially as­par­tame, break down in the body into a deadly toxin called DKP. When your stom­ach pro­cesses this chem­i­cal, it in turn pro­duces chem­i­cals that can cause can­cer, es­pe­cially brain tu­mours.

12. ‘Diet’ any­thing

Diet foods, in­clud­ing frozen foods, or prepack­aged foods la­belled as ‘diet’ or ‘low fat’, in­clud­ing diet so­das, gen­er­ally con­tain as­par­tame, which is a chem­i­cal, ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­ener. There are nu­mer­ous stud­ies show­ing that as­par­tame causes many dis­eases and sick­nesses such as can­cers, birth de­fects, and heart prob­lems.

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