April 24, 2023

Why Does ARM Not Use Artificial Sweeteners?

Artificial sweeteners have been marketed as a healthier alternative to sugar, with the promise of reducing calorie intake without compromising on taste. However, research has shown that these sweeteners may not be as beneficial as initially thought, and may even pose health risks. Here are some reasons why you should avoid using artificial sweeteners:

They don’t satisfy your sweet tooth:

Artificial sweeteners are much sweeter than sugar, and they do not provide the same level of satisfaction or satiation. This means that while you may be consuming fewer calories, you may still crave sweet foods and end up consuming more calories in the long run.

They can disrupt your gut microbiome:

Research has shown that artificial sweeteners can negatively impact the diversity and function of your gut microbiome, which can affect your overall health. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for a strong immune system, healthy digestion, and the absorption of essential nutrients.

They may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes:
Some studies have suggested that artificial sweeteners can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While the exact mechanisms are still unknown, it is thought that consuming these sweeteners may lead to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

They may contribute to weight gain:
While artificial sweeteners are marketed as a weight loss aid, some studies have shown that they may actually contribute to weight gain. One theory is that consuming these sweeteners may disrupt the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake, leading to overeating and weight gain.

They may have negative effects on mental health:

Artificial sweeteners have been linked to an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. One study found that people who consumed more than four servings of diet soda per day were 30% more likely to develop depression than those who did not consume diet soda.

In conclusion, while artificial sweeteners may seem like a healthy alternative to sugar, they come with their own set of health risks. The key to any diet is balance and more information and research needs to be done before the community can make definitive statements. In the meantime, ARM protein uses coconut nectar as its sweetener which is extracted from the tree’s palm. Although it’s not a pungent as stevia, monk fruit or aspartame, it is an all-natural product we are proud to use.