Using artificial sweeteners will not lose weight overnight, and they are not a substitute for a quality diet, and even small children know how much sweets can ruin teeth, while frequent and long-term consumption can stimulate the development of a range of illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes.
A large number of different types of artificial sweeteners are found in a range of food products, from food to beverage. All their mission is the same – to imitate sugar with taste, and reduce its poor character.
Some sweeteners such as saccharin, sucralose, acesulfame K and aspartame, are very sweet even in small doses, making them ideal for use in a range of products that are identified as free of sugar, such as a variety of beverages, sweets, chewing gum, and Fig.
Others such as sorbitol and xylitol (bacon sugar) are a good substitute for a range of products for those who should avoid sugar for health reasons.
Most of these replacements come with a series of alerts, so it’s no surprise that many experts will question the need to use these sugar substitutes, to answer as a “personal choice”.