Artificial Sweeteners Can Change Your Gut’s Microbiota

After only one week of consuming artificial sweeteners from drinks and foods, people started to develop glucose intolerance, a metabolic condition also known as prediabetes! Microbiota in your gut changes and the absorption of nutrients as well.

Artificial sweeteners can be widely found in:

  • Drinks
  • Jams and jellies
  • Canned foods
  • Baked goods
  • Candies
  • Puddings
  • Diary alternatives such as soy, almond, coconut milk
  • Sugar alternatives such as saccharin

Read the ingredients behind packages/bottles and avoid these 18 artificial sweeteners:

  • ACESULFAME POTASSIUM
  • ASPARTAME
  • CYCLAMATE
  • ERYTHRITOL
  • GLYCEROL
  • GLYCYRRHIZIN
  • HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH)
  • ISOMALT
  • LACTITOL
  • MALTITOL
  • MANNITOL
  • NEOTAME
  • POLYDEXTROSE
  • SACCHARIN
  • SORBITOL
  • SUCRALOSE
  • TAGATOSE
  • XYLITOL

What are the negative effects on our bodies?

  • Saccharin is linked to bladder cancer
  • Aspartame can be a trigger for migraines
  • Sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol leads to digestive and laxative effects
  • Weight gain
  • Cancer
  • Prediabetes
  • Sugar cravings.

Instead of using sugar in my recipes, I use dates, honey, maple syrup and apple sauce! Try my Raw Chocolate Mousse.

If you have a sweet tooth, try to switch for healthier dessert options:

Read more here:

19 Ingredients to Stay Away from
Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes by Mayo Clinic
What Do Artificial Sweeteners Do to Your Body? by Eating Well

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