IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETS AND SWEETENERS ON THE BODY

Sugar is becoming an increasingly alarming subject on our metabolism according to several statistics. Indeed, the consumption of the latter should be among the priorities of the safety criteria.

It is important to know and understand that the state of the body can reflect the daily life as well as the lifestyle of a person. The amount of sugar and especially sweetener consumed by an individual comes next. But not to be overlooked, given its impact on health. Especially the fact that in some people it becomes a food addiction which turns out to be dangerous. It is therefore important to control your intake of carbohydrates in general, and your intake of sugars.

In a hundred years, the sugar level per person has increased more than 10 times normal. Previous research has clearly shown that the way in which each person is supplied has a significant impact on their microbiota. The multiplication of microbes in the intestine, such as a pathogen, will have an advantage on the use and adaptation to new nutrient environments. The microbiota will inevitably take the direction of dysbiosis which can have negative impacts on metabolism and health in the event that the food system is full of refined sugars, lack of fiber or other molecules influencing l integration of beneficial bacteria.

 

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BEHAVIOR CHANGE

In the event of excess sugar consumption, many researchers testify that bacteria have the power to adapt their metabolic environments to join several microenvironments. Scientists have succeeded in understanding these changes through several advanced methods such as transcriptomics and metabolimics. In addition, the number and behavior of microorganisms may be due to change as well as the exacerbated presence of carbohydrate substrates depending on the environment in which they lived. In general, this phenomenon is the result of several techniques for sequencing microbial genomes.

 

In the end, our life system has the ability to adapt in a genetic way to conditions that attack health, in order to perpetuate what we give it. For researchers, this system is identical to antibiotic resistance.

In short, today with advanced technologies as well as the result of several researches, food processing represents harmful consequences on the body. According to the scientists: it is better to orient subsequent studies on the projection of new sugars and sweeteners and subsequently this should be integrated with the think tanks of the agencies which authorize or prohibit this kind of product.

 

How will the body be affected by these products in the short and long term? What kind of diet will be advised for children, adults and the elderly, and those who are in good health compared to sufferers? Full of questions without exact answers that science must explore.

THE DANGERS OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS FOR THE BODY

If at the start the idea was to fight obesity, that is to say that the person can consume it to meet the need for sugar without gaining weight, today the facts are controversial. Artificial sweeteners are categorized as a chemical harmful to health because of its toxic components which gradually destroy the body.

 

Currently, artificial sweeteners are present in several products as food additives. More people are attracted to diet drinks or drinks with low sugar content. The public consumes it without realizing the negative effects on the body and their health in the long term.

 

Experts from Ben-Gurion University in the Negev in Israel and Nanyanf Technological University in Singapore have done extensive research on the subject. They discovered that the products harmful to the intestines are among the following: aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, neotame, advantame and acesulfame potassium. This at a very low concentration, at 1mg / mL.

 

ARE SWEETENERS BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

Research has been carried out using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. They show easily quantifiable bioluminescent activities when they are put in relation with substances toxic to health. They include, according to the experienced, a unique aspect that represents the complexity of the gut microbiota.

In addition, artificial sweeteners are now found in groundwater and surface water. According to research, they can withstand the treatment process, which poses a risk of finding them in drinking water. Scientists are digging for procedures to detect sweeteners in the environment, to fully understand the toxic effects over time.

TOXIC EFFECTS FOR HUMANS

Recently studies have been carried out showing that artificial sweeteners have significant negative health effects like increased risk of obesity, diabetes, long term weight gain, hypertension and heart disease. .

 

The use and consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as sucralose and aspartame are on the rise. While this represents a real danger to human health. Recent research results suggest that artificial sweeteners may be harmful to metabolism, gut flora and appetite. On the site of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Ryan Zarychanski states that despite the fact that millions of people regularly consume artificial sweeteners, relatively few patients have been followed in  clinical trials  of these products.

 

To explore this topic further, researcher Zarychanski and his colleagues at the George & Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation (University of Manitoba, Canada) and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, in Winnipeg (Canada), analyzed 37 scientific studies that had followed more of 400,000 individuals for ten years on average.

 

Of these studies, seven were generally monitored and controlled trials, the benchmark for clinical research, integrating 1,003 men and women, all combined, closely observed for an average of six months. The researchers noted that clinical trials did not assess any clear and specific benefits, or tangible effects of sweeteners on weight loss. Yet the aim of the research was to prove this.

TO CONCLUDE

In summary, long-term research including observations beyond studies shows a strong link between the consumption of artificial sweeteners and the risk for humans to gain weight, become obese, have high blood pressure. , have diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.

 

Lead researcher Meghan Azad says caution should be exercised until the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners are fully understood. Thus, Meghan Azad and her team at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba are also analyzing the negative or positive effects of the consumption of artificial sweeteners in pregnant women on weight gain, metabolism and intestinal flora. the child. She therefore concluded that given the widespread and growing use of artificial sweeteners and the current epidemic of obesity and related diseases, further research is important to precisely define the long-term risks and benefits of these. questionable products.

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