Biological Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

619 WordsFeb 25, 20182 Pages
Part of the population today is addicted to sugar, which then leads to a great concern when it comes to being obese. In attempt to try to live a healthy life, people today are relying on artificial sweeteners as being the way to go to lose weight. With this notion, the question still today is if artificial sweeteners are healthy. This paper will discuss the biological effects that artificial sweeteners have on a person’s body and to see whether or not consuming them causes more harm than good. Today a percentage of the population is addicted to sugar and over the years sugar has been given the bad rep that if you consume too much you will have a higher risk of some type of disease. Well in attempt to live a healthy life, people today are relying on artificial sugars. With this notion, the question still today is if artificial sweeteners are healthier then just consuming regular table sugar. This paper will discuss the adverse affects of consuming artificial sugars and the effects that they have on a person’s body. First, we have hydroortho-sulfa mine benzoic acid, also known as saccharin. With a name like that its no wonder we refer to it as saccharin or that little pink packet. The molecular formula of saccharin is C7H5NO3S. Saccharin was discovered in 1878 by a chemist named Constatin Fahlberg. He discovered saccharin when he didn’t wash his hands after messing with coal tar while working in the coal industry. Saccharin is three hundred times sweeter than regular
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