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Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED ability to taste naturally sweet foods like fruit. And, yes, some sweeteners are STILL possibly linked to CANCER - they just haven't been on the market long enough for the link to show (all according to a recent Dr. Oz show).

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- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 10/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
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DISTAN 10/30/2010 5:47:00 PM

MYINNERDIVA 10/29/2010 11:20:00 AM

    I am very chemically sensitive, so all artificial sweeteners make me sick - anything from migraine headaches to a "spacy" feeling like my head is stuffed with cotton. I do use stevia, honey, agave, xylitol and good ol' sugar with no similar problems, though I don't care for the aftertaste that stevia can have.
IVONNEALDANAL 10/28/2010 1:17:00 PM

    I stopped using artificial sweeteners and start losing body fat but stop losing weight... kind of weird uh?
GIANT-STEPS 10/28/2010 11:34:00 AM

    Do consider Stevia though. Stevia is an herbal sweetener that has been in use without problems for over a century. It has been shown not to spike insulin like artificial sweeteners and in diabetics even improves blood sugar control. It does have a slight licorice aftertaste but I don't even notice it in oatmeal and tea which is the only place I use sweeteners.
YOUCANDOITSUE 10/28/2010 10:06:00 AM

    I don't use to many artificial sweeteners, I find they have an aftertaste.
YOGAMASTER 10/28/2010 9:49:00 AM

    Since I have stopped using artifical sweetners I feel much better, and IBS does not seem to be as bad.

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