The Skinny on Diet Sweeteners

This blog is coming out of a conversation with a close friend who has Type 1 Diabetes. This person was drinking a diet soda, and I asked them if they ever just drink water.  Their justification was “This is one thing I can have as much as I want of.”  I hear this same claim made by formerly obese people.  Now that they have lost the weight, they feel that chemical sweeteners will help keep them thin.

Diabetes may be a common disease these days, but it is still misunderstood.  Most people think diabetes is simply a disease that means you just can’t eat sugar. The artificial sugar industry markets fake sugars as totally harmless to the diabetic, and tempts them into believing they can eat and drink all they want by “tricking” their bodies says Dr. Janet Starr Hull. She has written an excellent book that lays out her findings on sucralose. Dr. Hull states that everyone needs to know that there is a difference between sugars – natural sugar, refined sugar, and corn syrup.  Sugar is like a two-sided coin: heads – if natural, it can be useful to the body, and tails – if altered by man, it can be harmful to the body.

Research is starting to show some pretty scary findings on chemical sweeteners.  It is linking them to Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, mental disorders, ADHD, and more!  A diet of chemical foods means a diet of malnutrition, and when the body is starved of nutrients, it becomes mentally and physically stressed.  I can personally attest that removing chemicals from your children’s diet will make a huge improvement not only in their health, but also in their behavior!

I know you are wondering how you can lose weight without diet sweeteners, after all, natural, chemical free sugar has calories! But actually, artificial sweeteners have been found to stimulate appetite.  Your body is being tricked by the chemical in the sweetener instead of getting what it needs, therefore your body will tell you to eat, trying to get the things it needs.

When you eat clean, you will eliminate the need for artificial sweeteners.  In fact, nature’s food doesn’t need to be sweetened at all!

You can purchase Dr. Hull’s book here.