Artificial sweeteners may have another negative effect. A recent study shows that many common artificial sweeteners including sucralose and aspartame may be harmful to your gut’s microbial system. The study showed that extremely low quantities of these chemicals were toxic to the gut. Besides being bad for gut health artificial sweeteners are also harmful to the environment and the rest of your body. They are linked to weight gain and Type II Diabetes which are common issues that people are actively trying to avoid by drinking beverages with the artificial sweeteners.
- The scientific journal ” Molecules” has published findings showing sugar substitutes, like aspartame, can damage the gut.
- One study proved that bacteria in the gut became toxic after a small exposure to sugar substitutes.
- Eating food designated as diet, because of artificial sweeteners has been shown to not aid dieters.
“Artificial sweeteners commonly found in low-sugar foods and drinks can actually harm your gut microbial system.”