My thoughts on artificial sweeteners are like anything else which is not natural which we would put into our bodies, they try to put the blame on our health on our sugar consumption. Since they started using all these sweeteners instead of sugar in our foods, obesity and diabetes is at its highest ever. We are a very unhealthy society today, so I ask you how is putting all these sweeteners in our food helping either of these problems. I honestly believe diet products with these in them are more dangerous and unhealthy than when we were using all natural sugar. You will find very little information on these products to prove they are healthier for us than sugar, since there is no proof they are unhealthy for us the FDA approves these products. How many of these products has been taken off the market because they believe they may not be healthy as once thought, I urge you next time you use a sweetener go natural and not artificially. These products are much sweeter than sugar, yet I see people using several packets of these in their beverages everyday. There is no proof these cause cancer, but there also is no proof that they do not. Besides obesity and diabetes being at its highest point, also cancer is increasing more and more everyday.
Artificial Sweetener Benefits
The supposedly benefits of these products are weight loss, improve dental care, diabetes, benefit people with reactive hypoglycemia which is people whose immune systems produce too much insulin when consuming sugar. Many people use these products to avoid processed foods, save money since these products are much less expensive then sugar.
I do not see the results that a person truly receives these benefits from these products, I know people who have been using these products for many years and still today they are over weight, some have developed diabetes and the money they save has not made a big difference in their lives. The claim sugar causes weight gain, body fat and even cardiovascular problems I do not believe, if you use sugar responsible in moderation these problems will not be caused by the consumption of sugar.
Top Sweeteners Today
From what I could find in information on these products, the top products today are aspartame, saccharin and splenda. These are in our diet products which we all know, but also these are also in our toothpastes, mouthwashes and ice cream. Pretty much you can be sure any product which claims not to have sugar, must have one or more of these products in them. This means that even someone like me who does not wish to consume these products, has been exposed to them without even being aware of it. Most of your big name brands use these in their product, two which I found mentioned is coke products and pepsi products.