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SarahC wrote:Stevia is the best sweetner I have found. It is just a herb, so it's completely natural, and has no caloric value either. Yum
EvilWombatQueen wrote:A recent study showed that if rats ate artificially sweetened food they actually gained 20% more weight than rats eating food sweetened with glucose. One theory as to why that happens is that when the body eats something sweet it adjusts its metabolism to deal with it. Artificially sweetened food confuses the body and disrupts its ability to adjust the metabolism. It cannot register the amount of calories consumed and metabolism slows. Plus the body goes on to consume more calories to compensate for the calories it thought it should have got in the first place.
This is only a recent study, however, so it will be interesting to see what further research discovers in this area.
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