Runner’s Zen: Sweet, Sweet Chemicals

sweetenersLast week I wrote about the effects of too much sugar (in the form of high fructose corn syrup) on the body and how exactly a sugar of that sort is made. Thinking about that made me consider the chemicals a lot of us use to sweeten our food that isn’t sugar. I’m talking about the artificial sweetener’s that we use in our coffee’s, our soda’s, bubble gum and candy.

Artificial sweeteners have been quite popular in the media lately with recent studies finding that they are linked to cancer. however, do you know some of the other harmful effects artificial sweeteners have on your body? Do you even know all the different types of artificial sweeteners? You may not even know that you’re consuming some of them. Here is a list of the different names that artificial sweeteners have:why-is-diet-soda-bad-for-you

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