The Dangers Of Added Sugars Pt. 2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you've got a sweet tooth, you're not alone. It's estimated that the average American eats more than twice the reccomended daily amount of added sugars.
It's no surprise then that low or no-calorie sweeteners would be a popular choice for those looking to cut back. They've been around for decades, thought to be a way to eat what you want - without the guilt.
Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the FDA as Food Additives. They don't cause the spike in blood sugar levels because they aren't carbohydrates, however they might not be ultimately successful in weight control.
A group of researchers from Purdue University reviewing several different studies found that consumption of artifical sweeteners could lead to weight gain, and was associated with higher rates type 2 diabetes and heart disease; problems much similar to those that occur with excessive sugar consumption.
- anhydrous dextrose
- brown sugar
- confectioner's powdered sugar
- corn syrup
- corn syrup solids
- high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
- invert sugar
- malt syrup
- maple syrup
- nectars (e.g., peach nectar, pear nectar)
- pancake syrup
- raw sugar
- white granulated sugar
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