A review of previous studies reinforces the link between soda consumption and weight gain in adolescents. According to the review, published in the Journal of School Nursing, soft-drink consumption has increased by 300 percent in the past 20 years, and up to 85 percent of school children drink at least one soda every day. The risk of becoming obese increases 1.6 times with each additional can or glass of sugar-sweetened drink consumed beyond normal daily intake.
You know that switching from sugar to something like Splenda or another artificial sweetener is like eating TOXIC POISON! So which sweeteners ARE safe? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each? Try some of these “favorites” we have listed below. (As always, ask Dr. Berglund if these sweeteners are right for you!) Truly NATURAL sweeteners (just to name a few) Xylitol (XyloSweet)
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. This term sounds scary, but in reality, it is a naturally occurring
In 1976, the sugar industry discovered it was cheaper to make sugar from corn than from beets or cane. Since then, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has replaced sucrose as a sweetener in most soft drinks, baked goods, and processed foods. Among other consequences, fructose has been implicated in heart disease, elevated blood cholesterol levels, and blood clotting. Worst of all, fructose causes the white blood cells of the immune system to become "sleepy" and unable to defend a