Artificial Sweeteners Might Also Raise Blood Sugar Levels
Many people turn to artificial sweeteners to avoid real sugar for various reasons, however it turns out the fake stuff isn't doing any good either. In a newer study it shows that artificial sweeteners can raise blood sugar levels even more then consuming real sugar.They did the study on mice and on humans. When the mice were given the artificial sweeteners their blood sugar levels rose compared to the mice that were drinking plain water or water laced with real sugar.
Within a group of about 400 people who used the artificial sweeteners long-term they found they had higher fasting blood sugar levels and signs of impaired glucose processing compared to people who did not use the artificial sweeteners. These findings are pretty interesting and just show us that nothing is as safe as we have been told. Fake or real sugar they are both bad and have their own set of issues.
I'll just stick to the real sugar and cut back on it. I have been working on that and was thinking about switching to the artificial sweeteners, I'm glad I read the report first.
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