Artificial Sweeteners

Potentially Harmful
Artificial sweetener often derived from aspartame and vanillin and generally found in beverages or beverage powders. Advantame is 20,000 times sweeter than table sugar and can be used for baking and cooking.
Health Impact
Artificial sweetener that can harm the gut and negatively impact gluten tolerance. Can also negatively impact metabolism, which may increase risk of certain diseases like type II diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease and some cancers.
Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance
Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort
Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk: Results from the NutriNet-Santé population-based cohort study
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