Sweet And Low Tabletop Sweetener Can Cause Cancer!

Sweet and Low CancerThis really sounds different right? There’s nothing unusual that humans (almost everyone) loves sweets.

Experts say that humans naturally have an appetite for sugary things.

But in excess, sugary foods can take a toll; instead of giving sweetness to your life may give you a bitter experience.

Yes, this is true and proven. Large quantities of sugar add up to surplus calories, which in turn can contribute to weight gain.

Naturally in order to lose weight, physical activity must be increased and the total calories from foods, especially those with lots of calories from sugars as well as fats, must be decreased. Here the sugar substitutes play their role.

As many people seeking to control their weight turn to sugar substitutes, which is one way to help lower the daily calorie count without having to give up their favorite foods. Yep, You Are Saved!

Be Cautious! Because in order to treat your taste buds without giving up your favorite foods, using sugar substitutes may be risky. Suggested evidence is that heavy saccharin users may have an increased risk using six or more servings of the sweetener a day.

Know This! Saccharin is 300 times as sweet as sugar, the oldest sugar substitute. It’s found in Sweet ‘N Low, the popular tabletop sweetener. In 2000 the government removed saccharin from its list of cancer-causing substances.

Still, some human research suggests (but doesn’t prove) a link between heavy consumption-six or more servings a day-and cancer. Any increased risk is probably very small.

After studies in the 1970s found it caused bladder cancer in rats, products containing saccharin had to carry warning labels. But subsequent research failed to confirm a risk to people.

Saccharin continues to have a fairly large appeal as a tabletop sweetener, particularly in restaurants, where it is available in single-serving packets under trade names such as Sweet ‘n Low as the ban was officially lifted in 1991.

What’s its Use? Saccharin is used widely in fountain sodas, because it has a good shelf life, and its stability at high temperatures makes it an option for sweetening baked goods, unlike aspartame, which degrades when heated. Because it can be made inexpensively saccharin is favored economically.

No Evidence! Another such artificial sweetener is aspartame, used in most diet drinks; this is sold as NutraSweet and Equal. It’s not as sweet as saccharin and is more expensive.

It has been blamed for a host of conditions, including brain tumors, seizures, birth defects, multiple sclerosis and lupus through the years, though there’s no evidence to back up these claims.

Proved!! No one knows how widespread they are but some people also report side effects such as headaches, dizziness and indigestion.

The only proven risk is to the small number of people with conditions, such as advanced liver disease, that causes problems metabolizing phenylalanine, an amino acid in aspartame.

Aspartame should be avoided by people with the disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) who are unable to metabolize phenylalanine.

“A Sweet Relief” is Splenda, the next great white hope in the crowded artificial sweetener niche. This hopefully may not be risky on health of the common man.

So now you know before taking the any artificial sweetener the relation between sweet and low cancer. Think twice about the risk any artificial sweetener may cause. Sugar Free Life! Cancer Free Life!


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