According to research conducted at Purdue University, artificial sweeteners may also disrupt our natural ability to mentally count calories based on the sweetness of the foods we eat (Broken calorie counters)
Casting doubt on the benefit of low-calorie sweeteners, new research shows that rats on diets containing saccharin gained more weight than rats given sugary food. http://www.chatelaine.com/health/diet/four-ways-artificial-sweeteners-cause-weight-gain/ found that the calorie-free artificial sweetener appeared to break the physiological connection between sweet tastes and calories, driving us to overeat
Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are substances that are used instead of sucrose (table sugar) to sweeten foods and beverages. Because artificial sweeteners are many times sweeter than table sugar, smaller amounts are needed to create the same level of sweetness. http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Health_Letter/2011/December/are-artificial-sweeteners-a-good-alternative-to-sugar Sabrina Chan
Research Assignment #2 Artificial Sweeteners
Everywhere we look these days we see advertisements for zero calorie drinks and low calorie sweet. With so many low calorie options being sold and consumed by people around the world, why are there still obesity/related health issues problem happening? Artificial sweeteners are in an abundance of products being consumed, mainly because industries have capitalized on dieting with their lines of product. It’s no surprise that in today’s market, most of the food contains artificial sweeteners. Without a thought as to how artificial sweeteners have been made, people already accepted this “man-made” substance. Artificial sweeteners have been in use for over one hundred years now, all of them are chemically manufactured molecules- molecules that do not exist in nature. They are so intensely sweet but at the same time claims to be low in calorie, that's mainly why it’s used widely as an alternative to table sugar. There are many type of artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, saccharin, sucraluse...etc. Saccharin also known as “sweet n low” was the first artificial sweetener to be discovered by a researcher. New studies have revealed that not only are they making people fatter (obesity), artificial sweeteners have been proven to be poorly conducted and its contribution to health problem. We should stop misusing huge amount of artificial sweeteners and stick with natural.
All the while, the obesity rate in Canada is climbing annually. As Canada’s obesity rate increases, our obsession with losing weight without any effort is also increasing. In today’s weight conscious people who put effort to lose weight will switch to these sweeteners without a thought of its bad side but that thinking these products will assist in losing weight or staying slim. According to recent research, however, artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain because they increase your craving by slowing down your metabolism. Many foods that are sweetened with artificial sweeteners are carbohydrate foods which can increase fat storage if not burned off. Also, artificial sweeteners interfere with the body’s ability to naturally count the calories that have been consumed as they…