This is simple, just say no! Would you put diesel fuel purposely in an unleaded gas tank? Because that is essentially what you are doing when you ingest artificial sweeteners into your body!
What are they, and why is it so bad? The ones that I’m talking about are those typically found in 0 calorie foods/drinks. Typically it will be aspartame, saccharin, or sucralose.
The reason I’m not a big fan is because it’s all about your insulin levels. The moment the fake molecules hit your taste buds is the moment that your body releases insulin in the body to tell it to uptake more sugar into the cells.
The problem here is that there isn’t any sugar going into the blood when you have a fake sugar. Now it’s easy to think “ok great I won’t have blood sugar problems.” Wrong!
Now you just confused your body by telling it to get ready to have a rush of sugar into the system but then nothing comes. So the next time you have a sweet tasting treat your body won’t be able to decide, “Do I release insulin this time or not?” You repeat this process enough and before you know it there’s mass hysteria.
So do me and your body a favor a just say No!
Homework: Start paying attention to the added sweeteners in the food/drinks that you buy and consume. Diet drinks are one of the most common culprits. If you know you used fake sugars on a daily basis try taking them out of your diet for a week.