Artificial Sweeteners Are Safe Sugar Replacements for Diabetics, plus Help Promote Weight Loss
Most people use artificial sweeteners to lose weight and/or because they are diabetic and need to avoid sugar. The irony is that nearly all of the studies to date show that artificial sweeteners cause even MORE weight gain than caloric sweeteners. Studies also show that artificial sweeteners can be worse than sugar for diabetics. In 2005, data gathered from the 25-year long San Antonio Heart Study showed that drinking diet drinks increased the likelihood of serious weight gain much more so than regular soda. On average, each diet soda the participants consumed per day increased their risk of becoming overweight by 65 percent within the next seven to eight years and made them 41 percent more likely to become obese. Several possible reasons for this, such as:
- Sweet taste alone appears to increase hunger, regardless of caloric content
- Artificial sweeteners appear to increase a craving for sweets, and overall sugar consumption is therefore not reduced, leading to further problems with weight control
- Artificial sweeteners linger in the stomach since they cannot be digested. Then the bloat in the stomach increases.
Low-Fat & Non-Fat Foods Prevent Obesity and Heart Disease
Most people go towards low-fat or non-fat because they are trying to decrease their fat because they don’t want to be fat. The old non fat, low fat days are over with the latest research explaining that the “good” fat is needed for brain power, energy, and to calm system. Remember in the 90’s everything was low fat… even candy… uh yeahhh because it’s all sugar. Truly… fat does not make you fat.
Believe it or not we should be getting most of our calories from fats. If you are eating most of your fats through frying and packaged foods, that’s when the danger towards your health and chronic disease occurs. To heal and calm your system you need to start adding to your diet fats such as:
- Coconut Oil
Let’s face it, if low-fat diets worked the obesity rate would not have doubled in the last 20 years in the United States and we would be the healthiest nation on the planet—
Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories
Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease
Most people benefit from a diet where more than 50 percent of daily calories are derived from healthful fats. Although that amount of fat may seem like a lot, fat is very calorie-dense, and will therefore still constitute the smallest amount, in terms of volume, on your plate. The truth is, saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide the building blocks for your cell membranes, without which your body cannot function optimally. Fats also serve as carriers for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and are required for converting carotene into vitamin A, absorbing minerals, and other important biological processes. Saturated fat is also the preferred fuel for your heart! Good sources of healthy fats to add to your diet is stated above in the Low-Fat section.