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The truth about sweeteners.... - I Love Greens - I Love Greens

The truth about sweeteners….

4th September 2009

How many of us have turned to low fat/reduced sugar foods in an attempt to loose a few pounds or lead a healthier lifestyle?  However, what many people don’t realise is that these sweetners may actually increase our cravings for sweet foods and even cause other health issues.  Food manufacturers are always keen to play down these resports but here Dr. Briffa presents an interesting review of some of the research that exists (or more to the point, doesn’t exist) on the efficacy of these products:

http://www.drbriffa.com/blog/2009/09/04/the-myriad-of-reasons-why-artificial-sweetners-may-not-deliver-on-their-weight-loss-promise/

Personally I avoid sweetners at all costs.  If I fancy some sugar I’d rather indulge in the real things rather than a man-made chemical that tastes overly sweet.

ilovegreens :-)

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