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Artificial Sweeteners

Diet Foods You Should Ditch For The Real Thing

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Think you're choosing a healthier option? Think again. As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and tre...

PHOTOS: 12 Sweeteners You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

A century ago, sweets got their treacly punch from ingredients like honey, molasses or even table sugar. Today, a glance at the ingredients on the pac...

Diet Soda May Be Worse For You Than Regular Soda

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Diet soda may seem like a far healthier alternative to regular pop, but a new study warns that this may not be the case at all. In fact, according...

Coke Announces First Stevia-Sweetened Cola

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Coca-Cola announced on Wednesday plans to sell the company's first stevia-sweetened Coke product, Coca-Cola Life, in Argentina beginning this week. ...

Milk, Right? What's in a Label?

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 08.22.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

What confusion we have in the world today! For example, ask most people where their milk comes from and they might say, "from the store." Ask them wh...

A Tart Look at the Most-Used Sweetener You've Never Heard Of

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

How sweet it is? Or isn't? If you avoid sugar and imbibe artificial sweeteners to avoid calories, you might be interested to learn about one of th...

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Aspartame Pathway

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Coca-Cola notes that "when aspartame is digested, the body breaks it down into aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol" -- and it is methanol that is one of the root problems with aspartame.

Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

Tana Amen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.

Thousands Angered By Milk In Aspartame Petition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Consumer group SumOfUs is urging the FDA to reject a dairy industry petition currently being considered by agency, which asks that the requirement to...

ALL The Facts About Artificial Sweetener

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

People often ask my opinion about diet sodas. Many see them as a harmless substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages. Others are deeply distrustful of the artificial sweeteners they contain -- and there are plenty of scary rumors circulating on the Internet to bolster these suspicions.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

Pepsi Adds Stevia

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- PepsiCo Inc. is launching a reduced-calorie soda in Australia that uses stevia, the first time the beverage maker is using the natural swe...

Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Stanford Study Missed

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Stanford's report that organic foods may not be much healthier or more nutritious than their conventional counterparts has caused quite a stir. Food, clean from antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticide residue, should be a basic human right.

Does This Aspartame Make My Butt Look Fat?

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The safety of aspartame -- the artificial sweetener sold under the brand names Equal and NutraSweet -- has been the subject of many studies over the years. But despite all the hype about controversy, there is no aspartame controversy.

Sweet Nothings? Sugar Substitutes and Weight Gain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

When man tampered with nature and uncoupled the sweetness sensory signal from caloric load, a pairing that we adjusted to for thousands of generations, our capacity to know when we had enough was eradicated.

4 Healthy Foods With Not-So-Healthy Ingredients Hiding In Them

EatingWell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Nutrition facts panels can be tedious to read -- which is why, unless you're a dedicated, detailed label-reader, you might be surprised to learn that sometimes there are not-so-healthy ingredients hiding in food you'd otherwise think is healthy.

6 Ingredients You May Not Want In Your Food

Food Republic | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Food Republic

Garden burgers. Power bars. Protein brownies. Bottled water that makes you thin, young and smart. And we used to wonder what they put in Pop Rocks... ...

Trick or Treat! Scary Things Beverage Companies Do to Trick You and Your Kids

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

The candy on Halloween isn't nearly as big a source of added sugar as the sugary drinks. The biggest source of added sugar comes from beverages, and for teens, sugary drinks are the No. 1 source of calories.

BEWARE: Liquid Calories That Add Up

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Ditching that regular soda and switching to a diet version may not be the perfect fix-it healthy solution. Research shows that both versions may lead to disease.

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Better or Worse Than the Real Thing?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Controversy about artificial sweeteners has been going on for decades, with claims against them covering a wide spectrum of health problems from headaches to cancer.

Dangers Of Artificial Sweeteners

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Claims that artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be hazardous to your health are backed by scientific evidence that points to this conclusion, but a direct causation has not been drawn.

Can Stevia Solve Our Obsession With Sweetness?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

As obesity continues to top news stories and consumers become more conscious about the source of our food, these two ideas seem to be a marketing dream scenario: a miracle ingredient!

Eco Etiquette: How Bad For The Environment Is Diet Coke?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I live a pretty green lif...

An Overdue Ban On A Dangerous Sweetener

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

It is anticipated that Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the newly appointed FDA Commissioner and public health advocate, will promptly ban the continued use of aspartame.