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Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad for Blood Sugar


 


English: Great taste without the sugar. The se...

English: Great taste without the sugar. The secret: isomalt. While other sugar free products use artificial sweeteners which create an overly sweet after-taste, Walter Sugar Free Wheat Pandesal uses isomalt. This ensures that the bread keeps its delightful original flavor minus the sugar. This is ideal for bread lovers with diabetes problems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad for Blood Sugar

 

English: idealized curves of human blood gluco...

English: idealized curves of human blood glucose and insulin concentrations during the course of a day containing three meals; in addition, effect of sugar-rich meal is highlighted; (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The longstanding debate about the advisability of replacing sugar in one’s diet with artificial sweeteners just got a little more complicated. Researchers found that the no-calorie sugar substitutes, meant to help keep things like weight and blood sugar levels in check, alter the balance of gut microbes linked to metabolic diseases like diabetes and may lead, or contribute, to elevated blood sugar levels. The research focused on three common artificial sweeteners: saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame. More… Discuss