This paper will investigate whether or not artificial artificial affect obesity. Everything that is sweeten with sugar can now be sweetened with an artificial sweetener; and for pennies morewe can have all the pleasures of sweet with half the calories; and so we slip onto ignorant bliss unaware that we might be adding calories instead of taking off calories,
As Americans we have a phobia of hard work, so rather than reading the label on food we look for the word “diet.” Recent studies have shown that we might be putting on more weight with fewer calories from sugar. To be popular in America one must have a certain image so everything that we used to eat and drink sweetened with sugar is replaced with diet and we consume more because we are having less calories. We want to stay skinny, we want to look like models, and we want to wear certain clothe and it is easier to eat food instead of taking a walk. Nothing comes easy, whatever we want we must work for it
Many times one hears others saying “I don’t use sugar,” what this person means is I do nt use sugar intentionally. Sugar is in most foods starting with fruits, stir fry your vegetables and taste the sweetness in them. The component of splenda and its history. The story of Splenda is, in1975 London, England an Indian graduate student was searching for a new kind of insecticide when his adviser told him to test the formula, a slight language barrier caused him to think that the adviser said taste the formula. So he tasted the formula and it tasted sweet; and Splenda was born. The component of splenda is three chlorine atoms chemical changed from three hydroxyl groups (Judie C, McMath 2006).. Safety and weight gain of splenda Dr. Janet Star Hull says that splenda goes through the body and does not go to the blood streams and so it is not recognized as carbohydrates. Because it is not recognized as sugar the body will still crave carbohydrates and we still need energy, and so we eat again to fill the gap that splenda could not fill; and that is how might gain weight. There has not been any long term study of splenda and it has only been tested on rats the real truth about splenda is not yet known. The best thing for consumers to do is to use sugar moderately. (MayoClinic)
Splenda can be used just like sugar, only more of it is needed. (CBC News 2013). Marcelle Pick says that it is best not to use any kind of substitute because they all come with toxin. Splenda is not natural as it claims and the Sugar Company is suing it for its false statement that is natural when all it does is break down sugar (Woman to Woman). Dr.Group says on Gobal Healing, This relatively new additive is marketed under the name Splenda. “Sucralose is basically denatured sucrose. Its preparation involves chlorinating sucrose, chemically changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups.” (web).
Everyone says something different about sugar substitute, it depends on the person writing opinion, because whoever is writing will try to support his idea. Safety Dr. Oscar Vargas-Machuca says in his defense of sugar substitute: “It is important to refer to what Doctor Lewis Stegink, tells us about artificial sweeteners and other similar substances, ’Nothing is completely harmless to people, everything depends on the quantity and the sensitivity of the subject, as well as on the time period and the dose."’. Dr. Stegink is right nothing is harmless, but we need to be moderate. Some people have reported that after using splenda to experience the following: itching, heart palpitation, respiratory symptoms, and swelling (Livestrong.com). Artificial sweeteners only work when consumers don't "overcompensate” (Online Academic Library). What that means is just because you are using calorie free sugar substitute, do not eat chocolate or fry pork.
As it is, Splenda is harmless until more tests are done splenda is safe for now; as with everything else take splenda in moderation. Very few people will benefit from substitute sugar because our bodies does not absorb it as carbohydrate, therefore after using it our bodies still have the same craving for carbohydrates. Moderation is the key.
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