Sugar Free Foods linked to Weight Gain

Sugar free foods linked to weight gain

Sugar free foods linked to weight gain

 

 

It’s old news that sugar can cause weight gain, but what about sugar-free foods and drinks? Few Americans know the disastrous effects of Aspartame. They may know it is “bad for you,” but it is not as well known that Aspartame can actually cause weight gain due to insulin spiking and fat storage. This is bad because the food industry is literally using foods containing artificial ingredients and deemed “sugar free” and “fat free” and marketing them as foods and drinks that are helpful for weight loss and maintenance.

A recent article published by FashionablyFamous, addresses the issues surrounding artificial sweeteners and summarizes the findings of a study conducted by Dr. John Olney, a neuroscientist at Washington State. Dr. Olney recently conducted a study measuring the effects of Aspartame. The rats that were given Aspartame showed a physiologic change in brain chemistry , unlike the rats that were not given Aspartame. In addition, aspartic acid was found to cause holes in the brains of the rats who were given the ingredient.

Remember to exercise extreme caution when drinking or eating packaged foods labeled “sugar free” or “low fat.” These foods are actually causing weight gain- the exact opposite of what consumers buy them for. It is always best to stick with the foods that are natural and unprocessed.