With sugar being the new culprit of all health issues, you might notice that many of your friends are putting artificial sweeteners into their coffee. But is this really better than normal sugar?
There are many arguments for and against artificial sweeteners compared to old fashioned sugar, but it is not always easy to say which is healthier than the other.
Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain
Studies have shown that artificial sweeteners may often cause more weight gain than regular sugar. This might sound strange, because sugar is what makes you fat, right? Well, yes. But sugar is not the only thing that can cause you to gain weight.
In many diet products, especially diet soft drinks, we can find substances like aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and saccharin which can make you crave food and want to eat more.
The sweetness from these artificial sweeteners also fail to satisfy the brain’s “food reward pathway” in the same way as natural sugars, which leaves you always craving more.
How Artificial Sweeteners Increase the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
People who regularly drink diet soft drinks are at a far greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that puts you at extreme risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Symptoms of metabolic syndrome include an increased waist size, and a pro-inflammatory state.
A Healthy Diet is the Answer
Although we are all tempted to drink sugar and sugary drinks, the option to follow a healthy lifestyle and diet has huge benefits in the long run. If you want to lose weight the healthy way, follow the Manna Weight Loss Program in the free e-book.
By taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal, you can stop sugar cravings in its tracks and lose weight without being on a “diet”.