Artificial Sweeteners… Do They Really Help With Weight Loss?

Artificial Sweeteners… Do They Really Help With Weight Loss?
Artificial Sweeteners… Do They Really Help With Weight Loss?
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Many resort to using artificial sweeteners in food and drinks instead of sugar in search of agility and to reduce calories that lead to weight gain, but a recommendation from the World Health Organization turned the scales!

The World Organization recommended that those who are trying to lose weight not use sugar substitutes such as (saccharin and stevia) because it does not contribute in the long term to reducing body fat in adults or children, according to what was published by the “Guardian” newspaper.

The organization noted that there may be “potential undesirable effects” from long-term use of artificial sweeteners, such as an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

For her part, Director of the Nutrition and Food Safety Authority of the World Health Organization, Francisco Branca, said in a press release: “People need to consider other ways to reduce sugar intake, such as eating foods that contain natural sugars such as fruits, or unsweetened foods and drinks.”

And she continued, “Artificial sweeteners do not contain any beneficial nutrients, and it is necessary for people to adopt a balanced diet, low in sugar, for a healthy life.”

In turn, Dr. Ian Johnson, a researcher in nutrition, said that the best alternative to using artificial sweeteners is to reduce the taste for the sweet taste, as it helps to reduce dependence on sugar.

And a previous study published by the “Nature Medicine” medical journal revealed last March that artificial sweeteners, alternatives to sugar, may increase the risk of heart disease, as it consists of artificial substances that may negatively affect the heart.

American researchers at Cleveland Clinic University Hospital stated that artificial sweeteners should not be considered a healthy and safe alternative to sugar, as they contain erythritol, which is known as a calorie-free sugar substitute, and according to the results of the study, this substance increases the risk of heart attacks in the long term. In addition to a stroke.

Some people use artificial sweeteners because they taste as sweet as sugar but have fewer calories, and some contain no calories at all so very little is used to sweeten foods and drinks.

Sugar substitutes are also available in many foods and beverages described as sugar-free, such as soft drinks, candy, and baked goods.


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