We eat artificial sweeteners like sucralose to lose weight, but there’s plenty of evidence that these artificial sweeteners actually make you feel hungry. Now, we have some idea why.
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Avoiding artificial sweeteners is tougher than it sounds. Chemical sugar substitutes go by many names, and they can hide in surprising places.
Aspartame has an image problem, so the company that produces this artificial sweetener is pulling a branding 101 move: changing the name. Meet AminoSweet.
A few weeks ago I posted on how the dairy industry wants to be able to put aspartame in milk without labeling it. Now is your chance to let the FDA know how you feel about it. As I mentioned in my original post, the FDA issued a notice to request comments, data, and […]
Dairy industry groups have asked the Food and Drug Administration to be able to put artificial sweeteners in milk, and not change the front labeling. The justification: The changes “would promote more healthful eating practices and reduce childhood obesity by providing for lower-calorie flavored milk products.” Ugh. According to Courthouse News Service, The International Dairy […]
Does MINUTE MAID Premium Fruit Punch contain the artificial sweetener sucralose? It seems impossible to know. As a member of the Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) I receive periodic alerts about common food products have changed formulations and have added or removed additives. So, it was just a standard alert email notifying me that MINUTE […]
A new, small-scale study found a correlation between artificial sweetener consumption and weight gain in rats.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that PepsiCo is testing new artificial sweetener formulas for Diet Pepsi, including the controversial acesulfame.
A recent study showed that the percentage of children who drink diet drinks doubled between 1999 and 2008. Is diet soda the answer to childhood obesity?
A recent study conducted by Colombia University and the University of Miami Miller found those who consume regular amounts of diet soda have a 61% increased risk for strokes.
A press release last week indicated that diet soda drinkers had a 61% higher risk of stroke than people who didn’t drink soda (regular or diet) at all. Is that really likely?
Agricultural giant Cargill announced that it’s developed a chocolate that has 30% fewer calories than conventional chocolate, but is it healthy?
Confession: In college, I was a complete Diet Coke head. There was always at least one case of the stuff in my refrigerator, and I usually kept an assortment of other diet sodas. I had no idea at the time that aspertame and other artificial sweeteners were so terrible for my body, and it was […]