A few years ago, I was drinking about 4 to 6 cans of diet soda on a daily basis. That was after I’d finished my 2 to 3 cups of fake, sweetener-laden coffee in the morning. I actually thought it was helping keep my weight in check, but the extra pounds only started coming off AFTER I ditched the diet soda and the fake stuff in my coffee.
- February 1st, 2009
What you stir into your morning cup of java may be increasing your waistline and creating a digestive imbalance. A small study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health suggests that consuming Splenda—even within the limits set by the FDA—decreases healthy intestinal flora and causes weight gain.By Nora Simmons
- April 1st, 2008
As you know, when you eat sugar (or simple carbohydrates), your blood glucose levels rise, and your pancreas releases insulin to usher the sugar into cells. As a diabetic, however, you either don’t produce enough insulin or your cells don’t respond to the insulin (or both), and your blood glucose levels remain sky high.I’m diabetic. Should I use artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda or NutraSweet, instead of sugar?By Lisa Lanzano, RD