Artificial sweeteners used as a sugar substitute which includes low-calorie sweeteners. It works to activate the same sensory cells in our taste and send signals to the brain when we taste sweet. Many people use artificial sweeteners to lose weight but it is not away. Many products contain artificial sweeteners like chewing gum, dairy products, candies, breakfast cereals. You can book an appointment with the best Neurologist through Instacare.

What are the Negative Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Health?

  • Causing Brain tumor
  • Causing Bladder cancer
  • Effect dental health
  • Weak your immune system

Is the use of Artificial Sweeteners can be a source of Diabetes?

Carbohydrates are not present in artificial sweeteners. So unlike sugar generally don't raise blood sugar levels. Ask your doctor or dietitian before using any sugar substitutes if you have diabetes. If you want to consult with the best Dietitian in Lahore call on the helpline number of Instacare.

Explain the types and their effects?

 A list of artificial sweeteners are given below and their side effects on Health:

 Aspartame: It is an artificial sweetener or sugar substitute which is used in food and drinks. Aspartame is also used in medicine for flavor. By using aspartame in food can increase the risk of headaches, dizziness, seizures, depression, cancer, lupus, vomiting, anxiety attack, blurred vision.

Sucralose: It is also used as a sugar substitute. Sucralose has a negative effect on health because it increases glucose and insulin level. It causes bloating, diarrhea, nausea, itching, mood swings, depression, itchy eye issues.

Acesulfame K: it is also called Acesulfame potassium or artificial sweetener. It is used as an ingredient in sweets food. It contains carcinogen methylene chloride which causes health issues like headaches, depression, nausea, liver issue, kidney issue, cancer.

Neotame: It is a non-caloric artificial sweetener. Neotame is much sweeter than aspartame. By using neotame in food causes cancer, seizures, headaches, depression, weight gain, birth defects.

Saccharin: It is an older artificial sweetener that is used in food and drinks for over 100 years. It does not contain calories. Some people used Saccharin for weight loss or diabetes. Saccharin has bad effects on health causing allergic reaction skin problems, breathing issues, headaches, diarrhea, and cancer.

Many people use artificial sweeteners as sugar substitutes. Humans consuming artificial sugar for a very long time but them also face health problems, like cancer, skin problems, weight gain, depression, breathing problems. People face health issues by using artificial sweeteners because that is made of chemicals. In the market these artificial sweeteners also available with a different name like:

  • Acesulfame k ( Sunnett or Sweet one)
  • Aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal )
  • Neotame (N/A)
  • Saccharin (Sweet N Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin)
  • Sucralose (Splenda)


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