Added sugar in our diet is a very recent phenomenon and only occurred when sugar, obtained from sugar cane, beet and corn, became very cheap to produce. It’s a completely unnecessary part of our calorie intake: it has no nutritional value, gives no feeling of fullness and is acknowledged to be in causing obesity and diabetes both in the UK and worldwide.
Which is worse for you: artificial sweeteners or sugar? The tables have now turned as data show sweeteners are not carcinogenic and added sugar can cause health problems including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Rather than rely on anecdote or myth, this article looks to inform the debate with the research.
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