Today, 11/28/2018, Dr. Oz investigates why so many of us that are consuming healthy low-fat foods that contain “no-sugar” are still feeling bloated, craving sugar, and not being able to lose weight. What he finds is that a lot of the so-called no-sugar foods are full of artificial sweeteners that are making many actually gain weight.
Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners may be doing your body more harm than good. Recent studies show that these chemically modified sweeteners can damage the way your body naturally processes sugar, making you much more susceptible to overeating.
New evidence, in fact, states that people who frequently consume sugar substitutes may be at an increased risk of cancer, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, weight gain, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
Studies in mice and rats have shown that consumption of noncaloric sweeteners dampens their physiological responses to sweet taste and causes the animals to overindulge in calorie-rich, sweet-tasting food and so pack on extra pounds.
Because of the increasing public health warnings, food companies are now using obscure names to hide these artificial sweeteners in their products. This list will help you avoid these dangerous chemicals:
Equal Spoonful (also +aspartame)
APMAminoSweet (but not in US)
Canderel (not in US)
TwinSweet (Europe only)
Not in US as per FDA
Cologran = cyclamate and saccharin; not in US
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH)
DiabetiSweet (also contains Acesulfame-K)
Hydrogenated High Maltose Content Glucose Syrup
MaltiSweet (hard to find online to buy)
(Derived from glucose and sorbitol)
Sweet N Low
So, once again, we have to read the labels to avoid gaining weight while buying what we think is a no-sugar product.
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