usage might be okay

the use of non-nutritive sweeteners and health outcomes (such as body weight, diabetes, cancer, and oral health).

impact your brain

artificial sweeteners some data suggests that artificial sweeteners cross the blood-brain barrier and disrupt hippocampal function

taste buds

Because artificial sweeteners have many times the intensity of sweet flavor in comparison to natural sugars, you and your taste buds

gut health

We'll file this one under "no, thank you: "Some studies have shown that [artificial sweeteners] affect the normal gut microbiota.


the consumption of artificial sweeteners alters the gut microbiota and is linked with impaired glucose tolerance. Impaired glucose tolerance

chilling in your gut

your gut and is not absorbed, it is used as 'food' for unhealthy bacteria, causing this to grow while the healthier critters are killed off."


Gut dysbiosis, often associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is very common and not only leads to abdominal bloating and pain

have calories

Artificial sweeteners can be non-nutritive or nutritive, although most artificial sweeteners fall under the non-nutritive umbrella


Ever notice how after you consume a diet soda with a meal, you eat more than you normally would or crave more food after your meal


 Aspartame contains calories, but because it is about 200 times sweeter than table sugar, consumers are likely to use much less of it

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