Artificial sweeteners are used as a substitute for sugar. However, they pose many he alth risks. Numerous studies in this direction show their harmful effects and the damage they can cause to the body.
Cause metabolic syndrome
represents a number of physiological and biochemical abnormalities that can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hormonal abnormalities.
Frequent consumption of artificial sweeteners can interfere with levels of the hormone leptin, responsible for appetite. The cells' insulin sensitivity is reduced and the end result is excess weight, writes Natural News.
We mentioned the excess weight that comes as a result of impaired metabolism. In the majority of cases of excess weight, it is precisely the metabolism, which is disturbed, that is to blame. That is why the weight loss efforts of the metabolic syndrome sufferer are often great, but fruitless.
Increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Disturbances in metabolism and blunted sensitivity of cells to their own insulin really increase the risk of unlocking type 2 diabetes. Artificial sweeteners are many times sweeter than regular sugar. This causes the pancreatic cells to mistakenly register a greatly increased amount of carbohydrates in the body and secrete more insulin.
The danger here is precisely because of the secretion of insulin. Pancreatic exhaustion can lead to insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1).
Increase the risk of cardiovascular disease
Artificial sweeteners also harm cardiovascular function. Frequent drinking of carbonated drinks with sweeteners seriously increases the risk of hypertension and rhythm disorders.
Risk of cancer increases
Saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, advantame and acesulfame are the most commonly used artificial sweeteners in the food industry. Research shows that they do, however, increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Contain GMO substances
Artificial sweeteners are "woven" from artificial substances. They have a harmful and carcinogenic effect on overall he alth. Therefore, it is not recommended for pregnant women to consume foods and drinks with artificial sweeteners.
From here comes the conclusion that not only pregnant women, but all of us should refrain from consuming artificial sweeteners if we want to improve our he alth.