When it comes to weight loss, we often restrict ourselves and try not to eat fatty and sugary things. However, if it catches on, sugar substitutes such as Splenda, which we add to our tea, coffee or desserts, was always there for us. Well, it seems that it’s time to get rid of them.
A new study suggests that sugar substitutes can influence more negatively on the human body than traditional sugar. The report, that was published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, considered a variety of different tests in which participants were given artificial sweeteners. Researchers first tried to determine, to link the “routine consumption of artificial sweeteners with heart problems.”
During the tests, the study determined that sugar substitutes do not affect things such as weight and BMI (Body Mass Index), and actually are associated with its increase, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, a broader waistline and cardiovascular diseases.
As a result, sugar substitutes have not shown any benefit to people, and can indeed have negative health consequences.