In your quest to get rid of flabby upper arms, you may have noticed a sweet tooth issue. And maybe you decided to conquer the sweet tooth with low-calorie sweeteners. But there is a catch…
Low-calorie sweeteners can increase cancer risk by 30%.
The good news is that the cancer risk is associated with the highest levels of intake. Having said that, I know a lot of women who are really overdoing it with the sweeteners. Also bear in mind that a lot of the foods we eat already have sweeteners in them.
So you could be consuming a very large amount of synthetic sweeteners without even knowing it.
Now a huge part of successfully getting rid of flabby upper arms is minimizing sugar intake. And if you have a sugar addiction, this can be virtually impossible with self-discipline alone. Enter low-calorie sweeteners.
And although sweeteners will not set back your short-term flabby arms mission, you should still strive for long-term health during the process.
So here is a rundown of everything you should know about sweeteners:
Also known as Equal or NutraSweet, this used to be the default sweetener used by women around the world. How many times have you emptied a packet of Equal into your cup of coffee?
Now here is where things get shady. In a relatively recent “scientific” study, the NutraSweet Company stated that there aren’t any “unresolved questions” regarding the safety of aspartame.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The biggest rodent study to have ever been conducted (over 15,000 rodents!!!) found that consuming 20 mg/kg body weight/day of aspartame, increased rates of leukemia, lymphoma and malignant cancers.
And the official limit for aspartame consumption in the U.S. and Europe is twice that amount.
Does it really sound like there aren’t any unresolved questions???
I understand that studies done with rodents don’t necessarily translate to humans. However, the absolute safety of aspartame has NOT been proven. Therefore, you shouldn’t be consuming enormous quantities of this sweetener no matter how badly you want to get rid of those flabby upper arms!
Also known as splenda, sucralose is table sugar that has been chlorinated. Made by McNeal Specialty, it’s marketed as being made from sugar…
And all of the “long term” safety studies performed by McNeal are only 8 weeks in length! To make matters worse, there aren’t any studies done by unbiased independent research entities.
The food industry will do whatever it takes to make money. Bottom line: we don’t know if long term consumption of these sweeteners is safe.
Getting rid of flabby upper arms shouldn’t involve any health risks. The key to successfully battling your sweet tooth (and getting toned arms!) is to consume small amounts of sugar (i.e., “just enough”) and to use low-calorie sweeteners in moderation. Let me repeat that, moderation is key. So stay tuned and don’t miss part 2 of this article!