Artificial Sweeteners: the Good, Bad and Ugly

Sucralose, aspartame, sacchrin and erythritol are just a few of the sweeteners made from chemical molecules have been developed to give you the taste of sugar without actually ingesting the calories. Artificial sweeteners are anywhere from a few hundred times sweeter than sugar to 20,000 times sweeter.

Artificial sweeteners have been the topic of heated debates over the last several years on whether or not they effect insulin levels, can cause diabetes, can cause cancer, may lead to stroke and even weight gain.

Some people also believe that artificial sweeteners also cause people to actually eat more sugar because it triggers a response in the brain to look for something sweet.

The issue with artificial sweeteners is two fold: First, they're artificial. S