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Artificial sweeteners are a controversial topic. And so when that’s the case I ask myself…

“How do artificial sweeteners (sucralose in this case) nourish my body?”

Simplify things.

If it nourishes your body eat it. 

If it doesn’t, find the better choice option.

Sucralose (an artificial sweetener) is in so many items at the grocery store and the choice without sucralose is usually sitting right next to it. 

So swapping sucralose out of your pantry may not be as hard as you think.

Info on artificial sweeteners:
“There is a multimillion-dollar industry based on the concept that introducing beneficial bacteria into the human intestines will improve our health. The trillions of symbionts in the large intestine profoundly affect our metabolism and immunity.” (1)

Although artificial sweeteners are considered safe and well tolerated, their effects on glucose intolerance, the activation of sweet taste receptors, and alterations to the composition of the intestinal microbiota are being highly researched with negative outcomes.

1️⃣FDA-approved artificial sweeteners “were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.” (2)

2️⃣Researchers found “evidence that consumption of artificial sweeteners adversely affects gut microbial activity which can cause a wide range of health issues.”(2)

3️⃣This article “demonstrated that artificial sweeteners alter gut microbial communities, leading to glucose intolerance in both mice and humans.” (3)

References:
A. https://physiologicnyc.com/the-artificial-sweeteners-effect-on-the-gut-microbiome/
1.https://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6052/45
2.https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-bad-news-artificial-sweetener-users.html
3.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440050

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