Under the influence of advertising, we believe in the power of sugar substitutes, so as soon as we sit down on a diet or in principle decide to do to prevent diabetes, appeal to them. But is it good for us, as we are told?
If you give up sugar in order to reduce the risk of diabetes, you probably choose natural sweeteners: fructose, sorbitol, xylitol. Their energy value is 1.5-2 times lower than that of sugar. However, slimming such sweeteners is not suitable because they have high calorie content. A sorbitol and xylitol, in addition, the excessive use causes diarrhea, and promotes the development of cholecystitis.
It would seem and then you need to pay attention to artificial sweeteners. However, not all so simple. In Russia, the most popular and authorized! Saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame and aciculate.
Saccharin sweeter than sugar on average about 300 times. Studies show that this substance contributes to the development of cancer and affects the exacerbation of gallstone disease, and is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy. Banned in the US,Canada and the European Union.
Aciculate sweeter than sugar 200 times. It is often added to the ice cream, candy, soda. It is poorly soluble and contains methyl alcohol, which has a negative effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems, and can also be addictive. Banned in the USA.
Aspartame is sweeter than sugar is almost 150 times. Typically, it is mixed with cyclamate and saccharin. It is present in more than 6000 names of products. Many experts considered dangerous: it can cause epilepsy, chronic fatigue, diabetes, mental retardation, brain tumors and other diseases of the brain. Contraindicated in pregnant women and children. In case of overdose causes memory loss, diseases of reproductive organs, cramps, weight gain and other serious probable. Surprisingly, with all the above effects it is still not banned in any country in the world.
Cyclamate sweeter than sugar about 40 times. Is absolutely contraindicated in pregnant women and children. Could provoke renal failure. In the United States,France,Britain Banned since 1969.