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Sugar substitutes were developed to "light up" the lives of diabetic patients and help prevent diseases such as tooth decay and obesity. Sweeteners are immediately incorporated into many diets to reduce calorie intake. However, not all sugar substitutes cause additional weight loss.
Sweeteners are divided into two groups-natural and synthetic. The first includes fructose and fruit syrup based on it, glucose, steviol glycosides, etc., which exist in nature. Natural sweeteners are recognized as safe for human health, and some nutritionists even advocate a total rejection of sugar instead of such sugars.
However, not every substance causes weight loss. For example, fructose is a popular sugar substitute and it is high in calories. A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Louisiana even listed fructose as one of the causes of obesity in the United States. Sorbitol and xylitol have slightly fewer calories. For people who follow a weight-loss diet, stevia is the only good choice: it contains almost no calories and can even be used to treat obesity.
The use of synthetic sugar substitutes is even worse. Although their calories are zero, their consumption can have a negative impact on human health. Here are just a few examples:
Aspartame is one of the most popular sugar substitutes. Few people know that when it is broken down, it turns into phenylalanine, an amino acid that has a negative effect on brain cells and can cause headaches and insomnia.
Cyclamate is a food additive that is banned in the United States because it can cause kidney disease and, according to unconfirmed reports, may also cause cancer.
Acesulfame potassium is a sugar substitute and can cause allergies. It is not recommended for people with heart failure.
Sucralose may be one of several safe synthetic sweeteners, but it is expensive and is not always available in pharmacies.
Whether it is worth using sugar substitutes to lose weight is a very controversial issue. The doctor agrees on one thing: Sweeteners should not be abused under any circumstances. If you still decide to substitute sugar in your diet, you should give priority to natural substances such as stevia.