Keeping away from artificial or natural sweeteners is a key part of your success in quitting sugar and becoming healthy. But why are sweeteners bad for you?
Aspartame is the most notorius in the sweeteners world and has been linked to cancers. The health authorities have set a “safe limit” that doesn’t cause significant harmful effects on health but then again, how much rat poison is safe to give your children???
There are many other types of articificial sweeteners which are all just as bad for you; saccharin, sucralose, acesulfame K
The industry has of course come up with “natural” or plant-based sweeteners as a response to the bad press that articial sweeteners have been receiving.
I’m not going to go through all different types of sweeteners out there. You can read my Say No to Sweeteners When You Go Sugar-Free article.
What I’d really like to emphasise here is that you’re better of quitting all artificial sweeteners when you go sugar-free. This will prevent you fooling yourself with sweet tastes and constantly reminding yourself of sweet foods by eating fake sweetness.
There are a lot of resources on the web about the harmful effects of artificial sweeteners. I hand-picked a few for you: