Health
Author`s name Dmitriy Sudakov

Sweeteners Make Sweet Life But Promise Cancer Instead

To get rid of extra weight and extra inches on their waists and hips, many women exclude sugar from their diets. Instead they use various low-calorie substitutes. Doctors warn that certain artificial sugar substitutes, such as cyclamate, are harmful for your body and may contain carcinogenic substances. Saccharine is also not that harmless as many people think.

Artificial sugar substitutes were created for people suffering from diabetes, and not for those who are trying to lose weight. Everyone knows about their positive affects, but for the sake of safety people should study instructions and strictly adhere to the recommended daily dose.

Artificial sugar substitutes

Most artificial sugar substitutes (saccharine, aspartame, etc.) have zero energy value, but they are not good for a human body.

Saccharine (Е-954). Commercial titles- Sweet'n'Low, Sprinkle Sweet, Twin, Sweet 10. Advertisers attract people by saying that one hundred pills can substitute from six to twelve kilograms of sugar with zero calories.

Saccharine is allowed in most countries, but doctors do not recommend taking it unless you suffer from diabetes. Scientists are convinced that saccharine contains carcinogenic substances and do not recommend to take it on empty stomach. It should be taken together with foods high in carbohydrates (crackers, bread, pasta, etc.)

Besides, doctors still suspect that saccharin causes exacerbation of cholelithiasis.

Safe dose should not exceed 0.2 grams per day.

Cyclamate (Е 952)

A standard container (100 pills) substitutes for four to eight kilograms of sugar and has zero calories. Cyclamate easily dissolves and can withstand very high temperatures; therefore it can be used while cooking,

Cyclamate is banned in the US and the EU countries as doctors believe it may provoke renal insufficiency. In Russia it is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.

Safe dose should not exceed 0.8 grams per day.

Aspartame (Е 951)

Other names – sweetly, slastilin, sucrazit, NutraSweet.

A standard container (100 pills) substitutes for four to eight kilograms of sugar and has zero calories. Currently it is considered the safest sugar substitute in the world as the dose of carcinogen in it is insignificant.

Safe dose should not exceed 0.35 grams per day.

Acesulfame potassium (е 950)

Contains dimethyl ether that worsens the functioning of cardiovascular system, and aspartic acid that over stimulates nerve system and may be addictive.

For a long time Acesulfame potassium was banned in the US as it was considered poison. Products containing this sugar substitute are not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.

Safe dose should not exceed 1.0 grams per day.

Sucrazit

A standard container (1200 pills) substitutes for six kilograms of sugar and is calorie-free. It contains somewhat toxic fumaric acid, but is allowed in Europe.

Safe dose should not exceed 0.7 grams per day.

Natural Substitutes

If you are absolutely unable to exclude sugar from your diet, it is better to use natural, not artificial substitutes. They have fewer calories than sugar and have other advantages.

Fructose is contained in berries and fruit, flower nectar, plants seeds, and honey. It has 30 percent less calories than sucrose and speeds up breakdown of alcohol in blood.

Xylite produced from corn cobs and cotton seeds husk is good for your teeth and stomach. However, sorbite that can be found in apples, apricots and ashberry is not good for those who diet. It has 55 percent more calories than regular sugar.

Yelena Chirkova
Missus.Ru

Read the original in Russian

A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...

Italy: Free fall

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
Russian athletes announce their decision about 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Gorbachev names reason behind crisis in US-Russian relations
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision