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“Limit Sugar-Free," says WHO

"No Calories, No Consequence" is Not True.

The World Health Organization made a new recommendation after it received enough information to prove metabolic disruption is correlated to and may also be caused by the following "zero-calorie, sugar-free" substitutes:

Monk Fruit, Stevia, Sucralose, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Acesulfame Potassium, Ace-K, Equal®, SPLENDA®, neotame, saccharin, Monk Fruit In The Raw®, Lakanto®, SweetLeaf® and Whole Earth®, Truvia®, Pure Via®, Stevia In The Raw®, or New Tame. 

What's the Problem? 

Scientists hypothesize that these sugar-free substitutes interact with sweet-taste receptors expressed throughout the digestive system that influence glucose absorption and trigger insulin secretion.

Sweet taste stimulation starts in the mouth, triggering the metabolism to expect sugar is on the way to the bloodstream. So the pancreas deploys insulin, preparing for a load of glucose. And because insulin is the hormone that regulates fat storage, insulin's job is to push glucose (energy) into fat storage. 

If these sugar-free sweeteners are truly "Non-Nutritive Sweeteners" or NNS or calorie-free, there should be no excess glucose to store. Right? Wrong.

Metabolic Impact

Studies in five different mammalian species (rats, mice, pigs, cows, and humans) all show NNS can drive metabolic effects, but the mechanisms are not entirely understood.

NNS can interfere with gut microbiota and induce glucose intolerance, which can cause Obesity, Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome. 

The connection is clear, but the mechanisms aren't. Yet because these NNS are linked to the obesity epidemic and associated metabolic disease, The World Health Organization is closely reviewing the long-term benefits and effects. 

The WHO's Recommendation

While the WHO isn't saying NNS are "unsafe,"; they have stated that the possible long-term undesirable effects outweigh the benefit of use. The WHO recommends that "non-sugar sweeteners (should) not be used as a means of achieving weight control" and to limit sugar-free sweeteners (calorie-free sugars). The WHO is also taking action to reduce the overall consumption of these sugar substitutes.

Is Table Sugar Healthier? 

Interactive Members: In this week's Live Group Coaching Session,, I answered the anticipated and prominent question, "Is Table Sugar Healthier?" Timestamp: 17:00 min. I am excited to have the conversation. If you watch it on replay and have questions, let me know in the Support Group!  

All Members watch the sugar series of videos in the Member's Library, specifically the video titled "Sugar Substitutes: Artificial & Natural Sweeteners." 

$5 Paid Subscribers & All Members: Watch the Real Life Strategy Videos: "Sugar-Free Fallacy" and "Sugar-Free Sucralose."

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