Did you watch the TV programme researching artificial sweeteners last week?
If so you will already have an idea of what they are all about, so here is how I feel about them.
Artificial sweeteners are simply put CHEMICALS, however, the argument for them, is to fight tooth decay, diabetes and obesity by acting as a substitute for sugar.
I say… let’s DITCH THE SUGAR.. AND THE CHEMICALS!
These sweeteners are found in many products and you may not even realise unless you examine every packet and that is why I am so passionate about clean eating… you can CONTROL what is in your food and BREAK the addiction to sugar!
Artificial sweeteners can be found in: drinks, desserts, ready meals, chewing gum and toothpaste just to name a few!
The potential toxic effects of artificial sweeteners (produced in 1879) has been a hot topic for a long while now. Some risks that have been claimed are as follows: Cancer, strokes, seizures, high blood pressure and vomiting! IS IT WORTH IT?!
But it seems the public’s ever growing sweet tooth has pushed continued use of the stuff!
Being low calorie, people believe it will be a healthier substitute to sugar and often use it when dieting not thinking about the chemicals they are ALSO taking in!
Here are just a few artificial sweeteners on the market for you to keep an eye out for :
When following a clean diet you are not only improving your weight and how you look but your health, don't eat a diet bar or biscuit that has been pumped with sweeteners...they are chemicals!!!
Why not try these substitutes if you have a sweet tooth:
- Herbal teas (you can get lots of great flavours)
- Sugar free baking ( you can make sugar free cakes, muffins and clean chocolate)
Once you have tried clean eating it becomes a LIFESTYLE; once you feel the energy, improvements in health and weight loss you realise just how amazing YOU CAN FEEL!
PS: I will be making sugar free lemon drizzle cake and clean chocolate at my KSFL Launch night, book your place here. If you are not local to me then watch this space as I will be offering online courses from March......