The belief that consuming artificially sweetened foods and drinks will help you to lose or maintain weight is a carefully orchestrated deception. So if you are still opting for diet choices for this reason, please understand that you have been sorely misled.

In reality, these diet foods and drinks can cause serious distortions in your biochemistry and ruin your body’s ability to control calories. As a matter of fact, it’s been shown that diet soft drinks can double your risk of obesity!

Nearly a decade ago, studies were already revealing that artificial sweeteners can:

* Stimulate your appetite
* Increase carbohydrate cravings
* Stimulate fat storage and weight gain

Unfortunately, most public health agencies and nutritionists in the United States still recommend these toxic artificial sweeteners as an acceptable alternative to sugar.

Now, I am definitely not a fan of sugar, but if I had to choose between sugar and any artificial sweetener, I would choose sugar, hands down, without question. I strongly believe artificial sweeteners are even more dangerous to your health than an excess of sugar.

The Health Dangers of Splenda

According to James Turner, the chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health:

“This report followed accepted policies and procedures and the results make clear the potential for disturbing side effects from the ingestion of Splenda.

It is like putting a pesticide in your body. And this is at levels of intake erroneously approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

A person eating two slices of cake and drinking two cups of coffee containing Splenda would ingest enough sucralose to affect the P-glycoprotein, while consuming just seven little Splenda packages reduces good bacteria.”

The web site www.truthaboutsplenda.com lists a variety of consumer complaints from Splenda consumption, such as:

* Gastrointestinal problems
* Migraines
* Seizures
* Dizziness
* Blurred vision
* Allergic reactions
* Blood sugar increases
* Weight gain

Excerpt from Jim Mercola’s article on the harmful effect of Diet Soda

Please continue to research the effects of drinking diet soda. It is my hope that reading articles such as this one will help you to make the decision to eliminate sugar substitutes from your diet. I am not an advocate of eating sugar and I personally stopped 25 years ago, but I truly believe that sugar substitutes are worse. It’s amazing how sweet and delicious fruit and dried fruit and even root vegetables will taste to you when you change your diet and your mindset. You can do it!
Warmly,
Rena

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