Are sugar substitutes really the healthier option?

RIP, Tooth

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Sweets and drinks made with sugar substitutes are common regarded as a healthy option, but is that really the case? This week, the Guardian reported on a study published in the British Dental Journal which looked at the negative effects these products may have. Whilst it is common knowledge that excessive sugar may cause cavities, these artificial sweeteners are considered by most to be ‘tooth friendly.’ In reality the acidic additives they contain can erode tooth enamel.

The original article was a review by Boston, South Nevada and Helsinki Universities and looked at a number of publications. The results indicate that these so-called healthy alternatives to sugar may in fact also cause gastric disturbances, osmotic diarrhoea and not aid weight loss.

One of the problems is that these sweeteners seem to be everywhere. If you are a parent, do you decide to give your child a juice drink that is full of sugar knowing the effects that may have on their teeth and weight, or the sugar-free option which is supposed to be healthier but may still put their teeth at risk and may cause other health problems.

Personally, I don’t want, or need, the excessive levels of sugar found in many drinks or the negative effects from artificial sweeteners in the low fat version, so I think I’ll stick to my bottled water for now!

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