This "Healthy" Diet Food Could KILL
Yesterday, I told you about new research revealing that obesity-related heart deaths have tripled in recent years.
If this has you thinking about ways to reduce the number on the scale, great!
But if you’re considering choosing sugar-free, zero-calorie packaged diet foods made with sugar substitutes…
That’s NOT the way to do it.
Sugar substitutes might be calorie-free, but they’re not risk-free.
It turns out sugar substitutes could make your heart problems EVEN WORSE.
In fact, various artificial sweeteners have been tied to multiple health risks.
But today I want to focus specifically on erythritol.
Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar that is added to foods as an artificial sweetener. Because it’s only 70 percent as sweet as regular sugar, you’ll need more to obtain the desired sweetness.
It’s available in individual packets, but you’re more likely to be exposed to it in products like soft drinks, yogurt, protein bars, salad dressing, and gum.
In fact, pretty much anything that says something like “low-sugar,” “low-calorie,” or “sugar-free” is likely to contain erythritol.
So you could already be consuming it whether you realize it or not.
This is critical because, according to a study published this year, erythritol may be tied to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Other human and animal studies published this year reveal that the sweetener can increase blood clot risk. And, of course, blood clots send your heart attack and stroke risk soaring.
A safer sugar substitute option is stevia. It not only could help you lose weight. It may ALSO contribute to lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides.
Of course, skipping any packaged food containing ANY sugar is the BEST option.
But if you have to have sugar in your coffee or tea, or want to sprinkle some on plain Greek yogurt or cereal, stevia is a far better option than erythritol.
P.S. WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners… linking them to the Big C.
Witkowski, M., Nemet, I., Alamri, H. et al. The artificial sweetener erythritol and cardiovascular event risk. Nat Med 29, 710–718 (2023). doi. org/10.1038/s41591-023-02223-9
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