The Dirty Truth About Sugar Substitutes

Artificial sugar is in a lot of our everyday soft drinks, dairy products, candy and more. Even if you read the packaging of your foods you may not know your consuming artificial sugar. They are hidden by using names like low-calorie sweeteners and non-sugar sweeteners.

What is artificial sugar made out of?

Glad you asked, artificial sugar is made out of a collection of things. The most popular artificial sugar used today is Sucralose. Sucralose is chlorinated sugar that is about 600 times as sweet as sugar. One of the biggest things about Sucralose is only 15% of it is absorbed by the human body. The rest of it goes through the digestive system unchanged.

Artificial sugars have been linked to many health issues. Issues like weight gain, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and more. If you can help try to gravitate toward as many natural and organic products as possible.



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