Findings from a new study suggest that two sugar substitutes—acesulfame potassium and sucralose—may disrupt the function of a protein that helps the liver detoxify and metabolize certain medications. This could mean that toxins remain trapped in liver cells and cause liver toxicity.
Results from a new study suggest that two sugar substitutes disrupt the function of a protein that plays a vital role in liver detoxification and the metabolism of certain drugs. These sugar substitutes, also known as non-nutritive sweeteners, provide a sweet taste with few or no calories.
Nowadays, weight loss is a very hot topic. In order to fix the craving of carbonated sugary drinks while preventing you from getting fat, there is no “real sugar” added to diet soda. That’s why diet coke or zero sugar coke are being sold in the market. However, is diet coke really good for you?
Diet or zero sugar added soda is added with artificial sweeteners which does not contribute to any calories and thus makes it an alternative for carbonated sugary drinks with low calories but with sweetness.
While many of us have turned to diet soda at one time or another in an attempt to keep our cravings for sugary sweets at bay, recent studies suggest that our brains react to artificial sweeteners the same way they react to regular sweets: the more artificial sweeteners we ingest, the more our bodies crave sweetness, which could increase the likelihood of giving into temptation and eating that extra brownie or cookie.
Besides, animal studies have convincingly proven that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, brain tumors, bladder cancer and many other health hazards. Some health related side effects including carcinogenicity are also noted in humans.
When it comes to weight loss, instead of opting for a quick fix in the form of diet soda, focus instead on habits that can provide long-term benefits such as eating more fruits and vegetables.
RaisinTree is a delicious powdered beverage that contains Hovenia dulcis (H. dulcis, commonly known as the Japanese Raisin Tree or Oriental Raisin Tree).
Enjoy the delicious taste of RaisinTree daily, and especially before and after a party. Other main ingredients include American ginseng and monk fruit (luo han guo).