Artificial sweeteners should be banned because of their harmful effects Kaleb Kassaye Nova Southeastern University [Comp 1050 EV2: Kevin Dvorak] The use of artificial sweeteners in beverages and food has been on a steady rise since 1969, the year it was authorized in the United States of America. The popularity of artificial sweeteners has
II. A. Not only can these sweeteners make you gain weight, but over time they could potentially hurt your body. Here is a list of the popular sugar substitutes and the potential harm they produce: Acesulfame potassium also known as "SweetOne" is 200 times sweeter than sugar, this is often paired with aspartame or sucralose. Known to cause breast tumors in rats. Saccharin also known as Sweet’NLow, is the oldest of the artificial sweeteners and is 300 –700 times sweeter than sugar, The National Cancer Institute found evidence of increased bladder cancer in people who heavily consumed saccharin. The label below is found on toothpaste, gum, and many other products that contain saccharin "USE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS SACCHARIN WHICH HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE CANCER IN LABORATORY
For those of you who think switching from the "real thing" to diet soda will help in losing weight; you are in for a rude awakening. More and more research is showing that not only will it not help but there is evidence that artificially sweetened diet beverages could actually
The use of artificial sweeteners as a replacement for sugar is prevalent all around the world. Today’s society has evolved to the point in which artificial sweeteners are found in almost all types of food consumed by kids, adults and seniors. The use of artificial sweeteners is so prominent that the human population is found to be developing a conspicuous addiction to them. Yet, most people are unaware of the risks or benefits surrounding the topic of artificial sweetener use. This brings to light an issue of great debate; are artificial sweeteners, like aspartame and stevia, safe to consume?
Natural Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners by Kimberly Reynolds The debate between naturally derived sugars and low-calorie artificial sweeteners has been going on for years now. As our population’s obesity rate grows every year and health concerns related to weight-control grows along with it, natural sugar is scrutinized and we are told to keep away from it as it is our enemy. Over the last couple of decades, we have been introduced to more and more varieties of artificial sweeteners promising to deliver the same sweetness or even more sweetness than natural sugar (some offer as much as 200 times more sweetness than sugar) but with a much lower calorie content, or some even no calories at all. Artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, Sweet n’ Low, NutraSweet, and Equal have become popular as “better alternatives” to table sugar, promising to help battle weight gain and actually assist in losing weight. However, does this make it the healthier option? As with all things, both natural sugar and artificial sugar have their pros and cons, but in order to find the best option in regards to our health and futures, it’s important to weigh them according to scientific findings and research.
“Regular coffee. Double double.” It is easy to find this kind of conversation in any coffee store, including Tim Horton, Starbucks, Second Cup and any other cafe brand. The phrase “Double double” refers double amount of sugar and cream in the coffee. In the year of 2004, 110.0 grams (26
Obesity is one of the major cost drivers for health care in America today. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2010, 35.7% of US adults were considered obese. With obesity increasing risks of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and a variety
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are commonly used as substitutes for sugar in everyday products that we consume such as foods and soft drinks due to the fact that they contain no calories. This has further led to a growing trend of artificial sweeteners being used by people as an alternative to sugar to control weight. Although extensive research has demonstrated the safety of six different low-calorie sweeteners currently approved for use, there is still ongoing debate over the potential health threats they pose.
Sucralose is an One way which is a false belief is through the consumption of sucralose. This consumption of artificial sweeteners and can lead to higher risk of death at a younger age. Artificial sweeteners, though they seem like a safe and healthy choice, present large risks for drug resistance, reduced insulin sensitivity, and destruction of gut bacteria. With this I quote Empty Pleasures by Carolyn de la Peña, “NutraSweet, Splenda, and their predecessors have enjoyed enormous success by promising that Americans, especially women, can "have their cake and eat it too," but Empty Pleasures argues that these "sweet cheats" have fostered troubling and unsustainable eating habits and that the promises of artificial sweeteners are ultimately too good to be true” (Empty Pleasures). The effects of artificial sweeteners like Sucralose, Saccharin, and Stevia, are all artificial sweeteners that are up to 2,000 times sweeter than actual sugar. In conclusion Sucralose is a terrible chemical that we commonly believe to be healthy for the prior reasons with problems with health, other options besides for sucralose, and ways to benefit in our schools, educationally and health related, are necessary to remain a well rounded, balanced
Part II: Why? Artificial sweeteners are not digested in the human gut, which contains a group of bacteria unique to each person known as the gut microbiome. Although the sweeteners are not digested, they do come into contact with the gut microbiome. Elinav and Segal
Ever since the basic principles of chemistry became apart of human knowledge, scientists have been fascinated with understanding the physical and chemical properties of novel compounds. The prevalent use of artificial sweeteners, (a group of synthetically manufactured compounds with no caloric value) as table sugar alternatives in many of today’s commercially traded goods is an example of applying chemistry to generate novelty. However, the biological effects associated with their consumption remains shrouded in public misconceptions.1 As a result, the consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) has become the emphasis for many obesity and neurological related clinical studies. Does the consumption of aspartame have adverse effects on body mass and neurological activity in humans?
In recent years there have been many studies showing a link between consuming diet soda and weight gain. At the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2008 one study showed that non overweight people that consumed more than 21
Millions of people around the world indulge in foods and drinks containing the leading artificial sweetener, aspartame. Since the discovery of this substance in 1965, copious studies have been conducted to determine the possible health effects it may have. Aspartame includes two ingredients: aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Both are naturally occurring amino acids that are produced by our bodies and obtained from food. Although aspartame was created as a healthier alternative to reduce sugar intake, activists debate links between aspartame and a multitude of ailments ranging from weight gain to cancer. Nevertheless, food and beverage companies continue to mass-market products including artificial sweeteners. Therefore we must ask
Since the invention of saccharin in 1879, artificial sweeteners have taken the world by storm. From being used in both World War I and II as a cheaper, more accessible replacement for the rarer and dearer table sugar - to more recently being associated with weight loss and a sugar-substitute
Obesity rates are on the rise, with about 33% of Americans being overweight. Many Americans use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar in an effort to control their weight. Yet, the safety of artificial sweeteners has stirred up a controversy. There seems to be evidence that the consumption of artificial sweeteners