4 Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid

In general, artificial sweeteners are not toxic or dangerous, but science has proven time
and time again that there are some potential drawbacks. Some people experience side
effects when they consume certain types of artificial sweeteners, especially in large

Here are some of the artificial sweeteners you might want to avoid if you are interested
in reducing these side effects.

1- Aspartame

Aspartame is currently one of the most popular and well known artificial sweeteners on
the market. Even though there are been a number of studies that show the sweeteners
in an unfavorable light, the FDA has continued to allow it as an additive. It currently
controls the one of the largest portions of the sweetener market share as well.
According to various researchers who have looked thoroughly into the effects of
aspartame, there have been documented cases of people experiencing seizures,
headaches, nausea, depression and heart palpitations. A large portion of the complaints
from consumers to the FDA have been revealed to be about Aspartame.

2- Saccharin

Saccharin is a unique artificial sweetener in that it was once pulled by the FDA, but new
evidence provided by studies suggested that saccharin wasn’t responsible for the
cancer. Studies have been continued in recent years as consumers report negative
experience and doctors draw conclusions that while they can’t be sure that saccharin is
actually what is causing the issues, that it should still be considered because of the
commonality of its presence in testing.

3- Xylitol

This sweetener is a sugar alcohol that is found in products like toothpaste, gum,
deodorants, and even your children’s medicine. Ingesting one thing with this sweetener
wouldn’t be a big deal in most cases, but if you find that you are ingesting serving size
amounts of these sweeteners in a large portion of your products, it could add up to a
potential for illness or complication of some kind. You might want to consider switching
some of the brand you use for companies that don’t use Xylitol in their products.

People who have complained about Xylitol have experienced bloating, dizziness, and
symptoms that culminate in laxative effects, but the worst thing about this sweetener, is
that it is a poison that can kill your dog.

4- Sucralose and Maltodextrin

These two sweeteners are found in quite a few products as well. The most common
complaints about sucralose and maltodextrin is that they cause digestive distress,
abdominal cramping, and general gut health issues.

Whenever we shop at the supermarket, few of us check the nutritional information on our products. I advise you from now on to take a good look at the information, and protect our loved ones.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. An interesting topic and great amount of information
    I am seeing you here after a while. I hope things are fine for you guys.

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