Artificial Sweeteners: Silent KILLERS!

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Halloween might be over... but watch yourself, your health is STILL in jeopardy! Liquid, solid or syrup... what is making your food and beverages sweet could be eating your brain and turning you into a zombie

Don't believe me? Keep reading...

Low carb diets have sparked a trend in sugar watch -- But are artificial sweeteners the answer to your sweet tooth cravings? 

NO!

(Notunless you want toxin filled foods, over stimulated and dying brain cells, digestive issues, the generation of free radicals and the possibility of degenerative disease that is....)

You scared yet? Check these commonly used artificial sweeteners:

Aspartame -

Would you like the pink or the blue? 50% Phenylalanine, 40% Aspartic acid, and 10% Methanol, aspartame causes rapid firing of brain neurons and can potentially cause cell death. When consumed in the packaged form, aspartame is a solid toxin. Diet soda addict? Perhaps you're addicted to the excessive neuron firing and NOT the soda or caffeine itself.

Splenda -

AKA - Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar with no calories. Marketing Splenda as a 'natural' sugar substitute has made it a leader in artificial sweeteners worldwide. What people don't know is that it was discovered in a chemistry lab that was formulating new insecticides. Uhh yeah. It is actually the opposite of a natural sugar substitute and is classified as a cholorcarbon

Sugar Alcohol -

Sugar alcohols are the ingredients in many sports supplements and 'low carb' protein bars. These are the ingredients on a food package that end in "-itol." Including mannitol, erythritol, xylitol and sorbital. This low to no calorie form of sweetener can lead to extreme digestive upsets like, bloating, flatulence and diharrea as well as long-term issues like IBS.

So - What can you do to fight becoming an artificially sweetened zombie?

1. Read labels. On everything... be curious! Look up ingredients and their effects on your health.

2. Put DOWN the boxes, bags and cans that have a list of ingredients you can't even pronounce.

3. Eat fresh, raw natural food as it was intended to be consumed.

I do use Stevia or SweetLeaf as it is a no calorie sweetener derived from a plant and, for the moment, considered to be safe to use. 

Vanilla Creme and Irish Toffee are GREAT in coffee as well as in oatmeal, shakes and many other recipes.

Thats INSPIRED WELLNESS by Lauren Rae! Check out my facebook page and twitter for more fitness, nutrition and lifestyle tips.