If you have turned to artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar, you are not alone.
Unfortunately, they are more addictive than plain refined sugar.
The main reason is that they are super-sweet. They are known as high-intensity sweeteners (HIS) because they are very sweet. An entire industry was built around HIS and you will find them readily available.
The following 6 artificial sweeteners have been approved by the FDA and are the biggest culprits in the HIS category. Let’s take a look at each:
1. Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) – Aisulfame is used to expand the sweetness of processed foods. The FDA issued safety guidelines for acceptable daily intake per pound of body weight. For Acesulfame Kit is 15mg / day according to body weight. Do you know how much you consumed Ace-K today? Not at all If you monitor your sugar intake, you probably review product labels and personal consumption. However, you are not looking for the quantity of Ace-K.
MSG – Like monosodium glutamate, it is used to enhance the taste of food and is easy to overdose especially when you don’t know how much is in the product!
2. Adapter – Advatum is a low-calorie, high-intensity sweetener that is about 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. It is an aspartame derivative mostly negative associated with aspartame.
You often find it especially included in cookies, cakes, Jell-O and pudding package foods. The thing is that children especially enjoy it.
Advantage contains a substance called phenylalanine that can act as a neurotoxin in a processed form. High levels of phenylalanine have been associated with behavioral changes such as ADD, ADHD, and depression.
3. Aspartame – Aspartame’s contribution to weight gain is linked to two main ingredients, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. These two major hormones stimulate the release of insulin and leptin. They are both associated with feeling full and satisfied, important in controlling fat storage and regulating metabolism.
This means that even if you are not eating sugary calories, your insulin and leptin levels are increased. High levels of insulin are associated with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Leptin is associated with metabolic syndrome, obesity, and stubborn belly fat. The feeling of satiety, or feeling full, takes about 20 minutes to reach, but people with insulin and leptin imbalances can eat without feeling full of joy.
Watch out for Aspartame in zero-calorie soft drinks! It is sold as a sugar substitute, sold as equals and not race. Here are some issues with Aspartame. The first is phenylketonuria (PKU). One in 20,000 infants is born without the ability to metabolize phenylalanine, one of two amino acids in aspartame. Toxic levels of this substance in the blood can result in mental retardation. Aspartame is believed to alter brain function and behavior. Many people have reported the following side effects from aspartame:
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4. Neotame – Neotame was developed to address developmental issues, which trigger the PKU, phenylketonuria. PKU is an inherited disorder that increases the level of a substance called phenylalanine in the blood. Phenylalanine is a building block (amino acid) of protein that is initiated by the foods we eat. It is found in all proteins and some artificial sweeteners.
Aspartame can trigger PKU causing mental problems or intellectual disability.
Neotame is the new aspartame, intended to make it safe with a component change that aspartame by removing the chemical that can use PKU. It is 13,000 sweeter than sugar, and very deadly.
Unfortunately, it is more toxic than aspartame.
Neotomes, such as aspartame, turn into formaldehyde in the body, and also occur as toxic substances, commonly found in venomous insects. This toxicity is associated with methanol poisoning and perforations in the brain. It is being fed beef in order to feed cattle, as it makes (low-quality) fodder flavor for them, similar to the way jaggery was used in the past.