Updated: May 28
That should be said considering that the average American consumes about 150- 170 pounds of sugar each year. In this staggering amount of consumption, some have adopting a new way of poisoning by consuming artificial sweeteners.
1. Metabolic Issues
Artificial sweeteners cause metabolic issues by causing disrupting leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite. Even though you are consuming zero calories your body releases insulin causing spikes in your blood sugar, leading to crazy cravings. These imbalances causes weight gains, and an increase risk for diabetes.
A recent study from the University of Texas found that people who drank diet soda were 65% more likely to be overweight than people who didn't drink soda at all, but even crazier, they were more likely to be overweight than people who drank regular soda.
2. Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
According to research, your risk of cardiovascular disease increased when consuming more than 2 more artificially sweetened drinks per day. Women have a higher risk than men for cardiovascular issues.
3. GMO Packed.
Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, aspartame, neotame, and erythritol can all be made from corn, soy, or sugar beets. In the United States, the vast majority of those three crops have been genetically altered to resist or produce harmful pesticides.