Poor Health is a Science
Sweeteners like Splenda or Equal have also been attributed to weight-gain, which seems counterproductive, given that weight loss was the purpose behind their creation.
The reason fake sugars or sugar substitutes do not work as part of a diet plan is that our body does not know how to differentiate real sugar from fake sugar.
The chemical compounds are different but, when our mouth tastes something sweet, it signals the brain to prepare for an increase in insulin to regulate the soon-to-be-rush of sugar flooding the body’s system.
This is problematic because people do experience what experts call “the sugar crash” even if we did not eat sugar. Meaning one is likely will be left feeling lethargic, hungry, and craving a new sugar rush.
If even 1 of the above mentioned side effects is not enough to dissuade you from incorporating sugar substitutes into your diet, consider how harmful it can be on your children,as sugar substitutes are impacting our youth’s taste receptors and oral development.
When it comes to children, the processed food industry constantly pushes sweet tastes.
Vitamins and medicines are sweet tastings, so your child will take them. Multi vitamins taste like what would happen if chalk and skittles procreated.
Even toothpaste is doctored to taste like a desert.
It does not even matter if something is good for your child or not, blueberry flavored Matcha tea with Flaxseed can be just as harmful to your child’s developing taste buds as Lucky Charms, that is because they both reinforce the pleasure senses to be heightened and rewarded once your child had tasted something sweet.
It is a challenge to break old habits, it can be done.
There are lots of other tastes out there designed to be utilized and appreciated.
You can train and help develop the senses, but you cannot train the brain to know the difference between real sugar and fake sugar.
The body will respond the same way which can lead to an overall dependency on sweet things.
That friends is something to nip in the bud fast.
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