Sugar vs sweetener - National Dental Care

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By Rebecca Brown.

It’s no secret — large quantities of sugar can harm the body in many ways, from causing inflammation to increasing the chance of developing obesity and coronary heart disease, which is why the Australian Heart Association (AHA) recommends that the average person limit their intake of added sugar to five teaspoons for women and nine teaspoons for men.

But the artificial stuff isn’t necessarily better for you.

For starters, many of the sugar substitutes found in diet foods and beverages are jam-packed with chemicals, which can put a strain on your immune system. “When we ingest these chemicals, our bodies need to work extra hard to metabolise them, leaving less resources to detoxify our bodies from the many chemicals we get exposed to in the environment,” says Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, physician and nutrition adviser for Equinox.

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