Artificial sweeteners may drive exaggerated elevation in blood glucose levels
Non-caloric Artificial Sweeteners (NAS) (i) may drive an exaggerated elevation in blood glucose levels and (ii) cause Lactose Intolerance.
Lactose intolerance is the lessening ability of the body to digest lactose into glucose. This digestive process if important to good health, as glucose is our body's primary source of energy.
These artificial sweetners (aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin) are among the most widely used food additives worldwide. They are regularly consumed by lean and obese individuals hoping to manage weight and limit weight gain.
Researchers found these artificial sweetners induced a blood sugar disturbance different from product advertising claims of weigth loss and different from commonly held consumers expectations. "We found that artificial sweeteners may drive . . . an exaggerated elevation in blood glucose levels, the very same condition that we often aim to prevent by consuming them," Eran Elinav, MD, PhD, from the Department of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
The study was publish in Nature. See Artificial Sweeteners Induce Glucose Intolerance by Altering the Gut Microbiota
The researchers also found that long-term consumption of artificial sweeteners was associated with measures of central obesity and glucose intolerance.
Artificial sweeteners may damage normal digestive processes
Artificial sweetners drive the development of glucose intolerance through induction of compositional and functional alterations to the intestinal microbiota. In other words, these artificial sweetners disrupt the normal microbiall environment in our digestive system necessary for healthy digestive process and metabolism. The artificial sweetners can damaging our normal and healthy disgestion and metabolism.
The researchers identified NAS-altered microbial metabolic pathways that cause susceptibility to metabolic disease, such as lactose intolerance.
Artificial sweeteners are not digested or absorbed by the human body. There have been numerous studies which have found these artificial sweetners to be dangerous to health.
These experts recommend a reassessment of massive artificial sweetner usage.
Considering the dangers posed by artificial sweetners to normal metabolism, it is recommend to avoid this sweetners which are contained in most diet beverages. This study emphasizes the benefits to consumernatural foods such as milk, especially raw milk. See Raw Milk Nutrient Content