Aspartame may interfere with an important enzyme responsible for breaking down fat.
As much as I like technology, innovation and progress, food might not be the place to experiment with new materials. Replacing
Read closely before you sip.
The pop is now sweetened with sucralose.
Trick question! The answer's water.
Aspartame lovers can stop hoarding Diet Pepsi now. In April, PepsiCo announced that it was removing aspartame from Diet
Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control
There is much we still don't understand about how artificial sweeteners may affect humans, but a growing body of research suggests turning to diet soda to feed a sugar craving may not be a good bet. A smart approach is to reduce consumption of sugar, fake or real.
This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.
The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.