More and more foods are being sweetened with aspartame, and other low-calorie alternatives, but are they really good for us, and do they really lead to weight loss? The answer to both questions is NO!
Not only do these products have negative effects on health, but they have also failed to live up to their promise of helping people slim down. Products like aspartame and acesulfame-potassium, two popular sweeteners, have been accused of causing numerous symptoms (see above). In rat studies, acesulfame-potassium has been found to cause lung and breast tumors, as well as several forms of leukemia and respiratory diseases! Clearly, the side effects are not worth it!
What’s more, sugar substitutes DO NOT aid in weight loss! To satisfy the appetite, and increase feelings of fullness, the body requires that a certain amount of calories and nutrients be taken in. Relying on low-calorie diet foods, which are high in chemical additives and preservatives, will not fulfill this need because they are too low in calories and devoid of vitamins and minerals.