Are Artificial Sweeteners Making Us Fat?

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat? More Harm Than Good?

Diet, Lite, Low-Cal … these all typically indicate some substitution for fat and/or sugar. It’s not 100% of the time, but more often than not, it’s true. Today we’re going to focus on sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners and why they make you crave MORE sugar.

When we eat sugar two things happen: First, our brains receive a spike in sugar levels and this sets off a chain reaction in our other organs. Soon after cravings for the sweet stuff dissipate. We feel satisfied or, taken to the extreme, we actually are repelled by the thought of eating more. Just like those times when, as a kid, I went on a cannoli eating binge at my grandmother’s house in Brooklyn!

Additionally, when we are very hungry, our bodies crave quick fuel and sugar fits the bill very nicely. Artificial sweeteners don’t fill this need. Our tastebuds might be…

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