[Warning] This “Health Food” is Making You Fat

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

For years, we’ve been told that no-calorie artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet-n-Low, and Equal were the secret to staying thin.

Just use these fake sugars in your coffee… or switch to sugar-free candies… and you don’t have to worry about gaining a pound.

But as it turns out, this all one giant lie…

Because Canadian researchers have just found that artificial sweeteners could be causing you to gain MAJOR weight.

Even worse? They could be setting you up for some of the most deadly diseases around.

Really, this news should come as no surprise.

Previous research has linked artificial sweeteners to cancer, Alzheimer’s and stomach problems.

So it’s no stretch of the imagination to suspect that these nasty chemicals could also interfere with you heart, blood sugar and metabolic functions.

For the recent study, researchers from the University of Manitoba in Canada reviewed 37 studies and clinical trials that involved over 400,000 folks using artificial sweeteners.

The scientists found that folks who use artificial sweeteners have a higher risk of weight gain, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and even heart disease!

This means that artificial sweeteners are no better at keeping your slim or disease-free than regular health-wrecking sugar.

That’s because these sweeteners still cause your body to produce insulin… just like sugar.

So why is the truth about artificial sweeteners and weight gain just coming to light now? Well, lots of the previous research on these sweeteners was actually funded by the food industry.

Of the research examined, studies funded by Big Food were more likely to show positive results when it came to type 2 diabetes management.

Sounds like someone is fudging their stats.

Your best bet is stop using artificial sweeteners all together.

So ditch those diet sodas and start drinking your coffee black.

If you can’t fight your sweet tooth, use a natural form of stevia (not Truvia or other chemically enhanced forms).

You can find natural stevia at your local health food store or click here for an online option.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: feedback@livingwelldaily.com – and click here to like us on Facebook.


Sources

[1] Aspartame: What is aspartame?

[2] Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

[3] Artificial sweeteners WON’T help you lose weight: Long-term use of the alternative sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

View More Free Articles

Missing Out on These SURPRISING Pumpkin Benefits?

It’s pumpkin season. This humble squash is virtually ignored from December through to the following September. But when fall rolls around it takes center stage again. For most of us, pumpkins show up as festive décor and baked into delicious pies in October and November. But there are plenty of reasons you ought to start...

Read This

Grow a BIGGER Brain with One Simple Move

Okay, I’ll admit I may have been accused of being a fathead a few times in my life. But I’ve got a secret. It doesn’t bother me one little bit. In fact, I take it as a compliment. After all, having a bigger brain is a GOOD thing, especially as we age. And now scientists...

Read This

Overlooked fatty acid SLASHES deaths and hospitalizations

I’ve sung the praises of omega-3 fatty acids many times here in Living Well Daily. I’ve encouraged you to be sure you’re getting enough of the omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) by eating plenty of cold-water fatty fish and taking supplements when needed. And there’s a good reason for that. EPA and...

Read This

How Much Sleep DO You Need A Night? [STUDY]

I’m sure you know that getting enough sleep is good for you. But what does that mean, exactly? It’s always been hard to get a straight answer. Until now, that is. Thanks to new research we have an answer to that question. The newly published 25-year study compares the sleep habits of over 7,000 men...

Read This

MAILBAG: Is the Flu Shot RIGHT for YOU?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, “Along with COVID, I’m worried about getting the flu this year. What do you recommend for avoiding the flu? The flu shot?” – Mike from Park City, UT Hi Mike, I’ll be honest. The flu vaccine COULD have a better long-term track record. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Read This

Dangerous Vitamin Deficiency Sends Folks to An Early GRAVE

If you’ve been a loyal reader for a while now you’re probably already taking steps to ensure your health is in tip-top shape. You do your best to eat well… You stay hydrated… You, hopefully, get in some regular exercise… And maybe you even take a multivitamin… While I would certainly give you an A...

Read This

EASY 2-Minute Trick Fights Aging from Head to Toe

Healthy aging boils down to one surprising thing: your muscles. I know that may sound strange at first. But hear me out. Maintaining strong and healthy muscles is the first step to keeping a healthy body and sharp mind well into your golden years. After all, sturdy muscles are required to fight off frailty and...

Read This

Don’t Let Sickening BACTERIA Bungle Your Holiday Plans!

They say cleanliness is next to godliness. Now, I don’t know about that. But, I DO know that when it comes to your kitchen, cleanliness is absolutely VITAL. The trouble is, even the cleanest of kitchens can harbor some sickening hidden secrets. And new research just revealed one of the most surprising culprits. Trust me,...

Read This

Cold, flu, or COVID? EASY ways to spot the difference

Does developing a sniffle, sneeze, or cough practically cause you to panic these days? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us feel the same way. Gone are the “good old days” when you only had to worry if you were coming down with a cold or the flu. And, let’s be honest, we didn’t...

Read This

3 -Minute Countdown Method DEFEATS Diabetes

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Make a cup of tea. Read a couple of pages in a book. Watch a silly cat video. There are a bunch of things you can do in three minutes. And now scientists say defeating diabetes could be one of them. If you’re struggling with blood sugar control, your doctor...

Read This