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Beware of Artificial Sweeteners

by Rajashri on  July 17, 2008 at 2:13 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
 Beware of Artificial Sweeteners
A study by US researchers has revealed that artificial sweeteners used in low-calorie drinks can actually pile on the pounds.
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The study says sweeteners induce the body to think it is about to get a rush of calories and when that does not happen, people are bound to get hungry and overeat.

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Some of the low-fat culprits include breakfast bars, smoothies, salads and low-fat muffins.

So people who think low calorie means low-fat think again - you may actually be inviting flab.

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You know, this brings up a good point. For even more details on artificial sweeteners.
guest Sunday, July 20, 2008
similar levels of daily formaldehyde and formic acid, causes of birth defects, come from cigarettes, aspartame, and dark wines and liquors ----- folic acid protects most people "A smoker who goes through one pack a day will smoke 7,300 cigarettes a year, inhaling the equivalent of nearly 1 gram of formaldehyde (yikes!)."
----- That's about 2.5 mg daily formaldehyde intake for 20 cigarettes, over the 2 mg USA FDA alarm level for formaldehyde in average 2 liters daily drinking water, while a single 12 oz can of diet soda also results in about 2 mg formaldehyde toxic products in the body, including formic acid, a notorious cause of birth defects. ----- Dark wines and liquors usually supply even more methanol, which the body always turns into formaldehyde and formic acid -- the major cause of "morning after" hangovers. ----- High levels of folic acid, a safe, affordable vitamin in fruits and vegetables, largely prevents formaldehyde and formic acid toxicity in most people.

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