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“Many people are trying to do things to make them thin and forgetting and ignoring that sugar makes you fat!” –Paul Ebeling
There are more overweight people in the world than hungry people. More than 1-B according to the World Health Organization are overweight.
Sugar also makes us nervous, depresses our immune system, and causes wrinkles.
The Big Q: Why eat it?
The Big A: It is natural to enjoy the sweet taste in naturally sweet foods like fruits which are also good for us. The problem is that most people do not limit their sweet foods to fruit; too often it is a different sugar fix that many resort to.
In Y 1879 someone at Johns Hopkins had an idea to develop a calorie-free sweetener called saccharin. Almost 100 yrs later, in the early 1970s, a warning label was thus required on all foods using saccharin: “Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin, which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.” That was the 1st artificial sweetener; a chemical duplicating the taste of common table sugar and is many times sweeter.
And because it is a big business there are many artificial sweeteners on the market and those attempting to be approved for use. Look at this long list: Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, NutraSweet, Salt of aspartame-acesulfame, Neotame, Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, Saccharin, Sucralose and Splenda.
At Purdue University Research on Artificial Sweeteners, they found that an artificial sweetener makes your body less able to regulate energy. This explains why, when you are eating so little, exercising so much and find you are still gaining weight.
Also, the body does not recognize chemical sweeteners as food; it leaves the body feeling unfilled and seeking nourishment, thus increasing your craving for food. The main reason people consume these is to lose weight and be thin. Since these artificial sweeteners came on the market, we have been seeing eating disorders on the rise among younger people.
Because of very clever advertising, some believe we can eat these sugar-free artificial foods without penalty. On the other side of this, there is a fear that eating real food will cause weight gain.
The human body was designed to eat whole food, real food, not chemicals.
If you care about your health stay away from artificial sweeteners.