Here is what happens when you replace sugar with sugar-free (or any artificial sweetener)
You promote the growth of inflammatory bacteria in your gut. Inflammation has been linked withcardiovascular diseasesanddiabetes.
They boost insulin resistance. Insulin is a growth hormone and excess of any growth hormone is directly correlated tocancer.
When you consume artificial sweeteners, the tongue tastessomething sweetand triggers the release of insulin in the anticipation of ‘real sugar’. The more insulin released, the more calories are absorbed from the GI tract and converted to triglyceride (fat cells). Artificial sweeteners thus lead toweight GAIN.
Artificial sweeteners make youlesstolerant of sugar. This leads to more cravings and episodes ofbinge eating.
They cause liver injury,slowing down metabolismand triggeringhormonal fluctuation.
What is the alternative?
Substitute homemade date syrup (with the fiber intact) or fruits instead. Stevia is a slightly better alternative when used in coffee/ tea, however, if you are acoffee- run machine, I suggest you go sugar/ milk free.
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