Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe?

The discussion on whether artificial sweeteners prevent or contribute to the development of obesity continues. Since their discovery and introduction, there has been much debate regarding their advantages.
Scientists agree that whether you consume sugar or artificial sweeteners, you should consume them in moderation. Artificial sweeteners can aid in weight loss, as long as there is no over-compensation with other calorie dense foods. Whether artificial sweeteners play a role in other health issues is still under debate. There is no convincing data that they do contribute to the development of health issues, but there is also not enough convincing data showing that they have no effect.

The full article is published in The World of Food Ingredients and written by Maartje Geraedts.

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