Foods that say 'sugar-free' or 'low-calorie' are often filled with artificial sweeteners which can actually cause us to over indulge.
You see, real sugar is broken down during digestion and it triggers sensors in our brain that tell us we're full.
Artificial sweeteners on the other hand are not metabolized so they can't satisfy our body's energy needs.
So if we're craving a sweet fix, the real stuff could well be better for us! In small doses of course.
I personally don't eat anything with artificial sweeteners. Simply because I don't like chemicals in my body, plus I think it may contribute to migraines AND I've read too much stuff about its links to cancer. The book "Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin certainly scared me enough to never have Diet Coke in my house.
So real fair dinkum sugar is my sweetener of choice.
However, I wonder what foods and drink might be out there with the artificial stuff that I may not be aware of?
Is the artificial stuff as bad as some people say?
What's your take on sweeteners?
Is sugar ever a good thing?
Have you ever read Skinny Bitch?
Information source: Redbook Magazine December 2015