PITFALL 5 SIPPING ON ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Today, chemists can create flavors that mimic just about anything. Chances are that new, bright green, lemon-lime-flavored soda wasn’t Mother Nature’s doing. To make your favorite snack foods “healthy,” chemicals mimicking natural sugars are used. These chemicals can often trigger you to crave more sweets later.
Beyond the gastrointestinal problems that these foods may cause us, there are other problems to consider. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered some frightening facts that should make us all swear off diet drinks and products. The two most alarming: