Artificial Sweeteners may have toxic effects on your gut!

According to a study recently published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyan Technological University in Singapore, FDA-approved artificial sweeteners may have toxic effects on your gut!

In the study, researchers exposed digestive aiding gut bacteria to artificial sweeteners and noted that six of the artificial sweeteners turned the bacteria TOXIC!!! The six artificial sweeteners are aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k. Furthermore, it only took one mg of concentrated sweetener for the toxicity to occur.

Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners on the market today. It can be found in many consumer food and beverage products. To help frame the seriousness of the toxicity discussed above, according to the American Cancer Society, a 12 fl oz. can of your favorite diet soda likely includes around 192 mgs of aspartame and a packet of your non sugar sweetener found on your coffee table typically includes 35 mgs of aspartame.

192 TIMES more toxic than what was exposed during the research for your favorite diet soda!!!!

This is SO SCARY!

Think about it this way, how many cups of coffee or tea did you have today or this week? How many soda’s or fruit juices? Or perhaps you selected the healthy option and went for the “sugar-free” treat because it was healthier for you. It is more likely than not that all of these included one or more of the six sweeteners mentioned above. All the more reason to pay very close attention to the food label. If it isn’t clear, ask questions!!! Your health is worth it!

Plant Theory Creamer lightly sweetens our products with Monk Fruit, which is a fruit naturally cultivated and farmed in Southern China and Northern Thailand, thus avoiding any of the above listed sweeteners. Your health is our priority!

PLEASE do yourself the favor and start reading your food labels. There are so many questions to be asked if you aren’t sure and your health is worth!

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