Are Artificial Sweeteners Great Alternative for Diabetics
The answer to the last question is a big no – a study done in Israel actually found that they increase the rates of type 2 diabetes! The belief that eating artificially sweetened foods and drinking artificially sweetened beverages will help you to lose weight or is in any way healthier is a carefully orchestrated deception. So if you are still opting for sugar-free choices for this reason, you are being greatly misled. For years now studies have shown that consuming artificial sweeteners breaks the connection between a sweet sensation and a high-calorie food, thereby changing your body’s ability to regulate intake naturally.
In one study by psychologists at Purdue University’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center, rats that ate yogurt sweetened with an artificial sweetener consumed more calories (and didn’t make up for it by cutting back later), gained more weight, and put on more body fat than rats that ate yogurt sweetened with sugar. Other studies, too, have shown that eating artificial sweeteners might hinder your body’s ability to estimate calorie intake, thus boosting your inclination to overindulge. Your body and your brain simply do not have the same biological response to artificial sweeteners that they do to regular sugar, and this can pose some serious problems. The truth is artificial sweeteners are toxic substances which not only trick your brain and make you gain weight, but have been linked to numerous neurological disorders, swelling and redness of the skin, heart palpitations and other very serious conditions.
In reality there is absolutely no evidence to show that zero calorie artificial sweeteners actually help you lose weight, on the contrary, evidence shows they may actually be stimulating your appetite and insulin response. First of all, lab made artificial sweeteners trick your brain into thinking you have just eaten a sugary, carbohydrate rich meal. What normally happens when we eat sugars or complex carbohydrates like starches is they are broken down into glucose which enters the blood stream (glucose is small chain sugars, while carbohydrates and starches are long chain sugars). Our pancreas then releases insulin which “unlocks” our cells and allows glucose to be transported into the cell for energy and to normalize blood sugar levels.
Since there are no actual sugars to be broken down, your body feverishly activates the hunger response to try and get some actual sugars into your system to get rid of all that insulin floating around in your system. Appetite is activated, you get hungry and want to eat even more than before, and if you don’t, this leads to insulin resistance, and diabetes! Artificial sweeteners make you gain much more weight.
Now the question is if you are a diabetic, how are you going to be treated?
The diabetes breakthroughs you’re about to discover have been used successfully by tens of thousands of people in over 40 countries. Many of them completely eliminated the need for diabetes drugs and insulin injections. These methods have been studied and used by hundreds of doctors, scientists and researchers to help their patients regain their health without drugs, pills or injections.
It has been scientifically proven that type 2 diabetics can eliminate drugs and injections, while type 1 diabetics can greatly reduce the amount of insulin injections and drug dosages they need to take.
Before you begin, the most important point we need to stress is the power of proper nutrition. The food you eat; or better yet, not eat plays a much more essential role in reversing your diabetes than any drugs or fancy diets your doctor may prescribe you.
There are no shortcuts, no magic pills and no magic powders. The only thing you need to do to is change the things you eat.
In this article we outline the often overlooked foods and food additives that contribute to your diabetes and ill health. We will also talk about the greedy pharmaceutical industry whose goal isn’t actually to make you healthier. By the end you’ll know exactly how to target your diabetes for destruction and begin to get your health back.
Dr. Julian Whitaker:
“Hundreds of clinical trials demonstrate that diabetes can be reversed — not with drugs but with simple, inexpensive lifestyle measures.”