Artificial Sweetners - Equal, Nutrasweet, Splenda Etc.
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They may contain less calories, but they will DESTROY your health! Is that worth it? Are you more concerned with the idea of being skinny than living a long healthy life. You should be concerned with insulin resistance which will mess with your ability to lose weight and keep it off. Are you willing to sacrifice remembering your life and loved ones? Are you willing to get cancer? Would you like anxiety, depression, headaches, seizures or tremors?
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I asked a nurse practioner if she heard that artificial sweetners were dangereous she had printed out some info and it scared me Splenda-your body doesn't recognize it so it hooks on to anything, artificial sweetners such as Equal and sweet and low are not in the healthy group, so I went to my doctor and told him I was not going to use sugar or sweetener and told him about the article he told me since I drink hot tea to use honey and I use a teaspoon of sugar on anything else I need sweet-----
with that said the Sunday before valentine's day I started my journey and in 2 weeks I lost 6 pounds and my blood sugars were in the normal range I was so excited I saw my doctor and took the info I had and asked for a blood test to be done so instead of my Ac1 being lower than 8.3 and can't wait
My dietitian is REALLY against artificial sweeteners like Splenda and such but she isn't against Stevia!
Stevia is a natural sweetner - fairly new to the market - and still being researched... I will pass on this website which give information on both sides - the good and the bad (which isn't much)... http://www.steviasideeffects.org/
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