Food and drug administration Approves New Sweetener Advantame In The Event You Eat It

 

Keto Diet Tip: How Artificial Sweeteners Affect KetosisThomas DeLauer

Video taken from the channel: Thomas DeLauer


 

The latest low calorie sweeteners approved for use in Europe

Video taken from the channel: International Sweeteners Association


 

Diabetes Matters: Sugar Substitutes Sweet or Sour?

Video taken from the channel: InHealth: A Washington Hospital Channel


 

Advantame: newest artificial sweetener

Video taken from the channel: Matter of Facts


 

Advantame, new artificial sugar alternative: Aspartame without side-effects?

Video taken from the channel: News Direct


 

Advantame: New sweetener approved by the FDA.

Video taken from the channel: One World One Health


 

ALLULOSE Is it Safe? Dietitian Talk

Video taken from the channel: Kara Corey Fit Life


Advantame has been approved for use as a general-purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer and can be used in baked goods, non-alcoholic beverages (including soft drinks), chewing gum, confections and frostings, frozen desserts, gelatins and puddings, jams and jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices, toppings, and syrups.”. Advantame is chemically similar to aspartame (Equal), and certain people should avoid or limit their use of aspartame, the FDA noted. These people have a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria.

Advantame has been approved for use as a general-purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer and can be used in baked goods, non-alcoholic beverages (including soft drinks), chewing gum, confections and. Aside from those diagnosed with PKU, the extremely sweet new artificial food additive, is suggested for diabetics to use to curb their sugary cravings. Diabetics need to plan their diets carefully and limit their sugar intake.

With the FDA-approval of artificial sweeteners, found in diet sodas, diabetics can enjoy the sweets without the health risks. Advantame is chemically similar to aspartame (Equal), and certain people should avoid or limit their use of aspartame, the FDA noted. These people have a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria. A new low-calorie sweetener promises all the flavor and comfort of real sugar without the drawbacks, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking notice.

The FDA has approved a new high-intensity sweetener called advantame. Advantame—which does not yet have a brand name (such as Sweet’N Low, a brand name for saccharin, or Equal, a brand name for. A high intensity sweetener is regulated as a food additive, unless its use as a sweetener is generally recognized as safe (GRAS). The use of a food additive must undergo premarket review and. If food ingredients, such as sweeteners, are generally recognized as safe (“GRAS”), they do not require FDA approval as a food additive.

Based on its review of information and data submitted by. FDA approved advantame for use as a general purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods (except in meat and poultry), under certain conditions of use, in 2014. It is heat stable, meaning that it.

List of related literature:

from its evaluation of the neotame database, the FDA concluded the sweetener is safe for human consumption.

“A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods” by Ruth Winter
from A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods
by Ruth Winter
Crown, 2009

If more conclusive evidence arises, the FDA will have to revise its regulations for some of the sweeteners currently used.

“Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” by David Julian McClements
from Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
by David Julian McClements
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Increased consumption of saccharin and a report showing another sweetener to be carcinogenic prompted further studies to be carried out.

“Introduction to Toxicology, Third Edition” by John Timbrell
from Introduction to Toxicology, Third Edition
by John Timbrell
Taylor & Francis, 2001

When millions of dieting Americans heard that the only low-calorie sweetener available was going to be banned (cyclamates had been banned in 1970 for similar reasons), they were upset; Congress responded by protecting saccharin from the Delaney Clause by allowing it back on the market with a health warning label.

“The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health” by Robert A. Ronzio
from The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health
by Robert A. Ronzio
Facts On File, 2003

Let’s quickly review the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, and the FDA response, which we have learned about in previous chapters: Saccharin: Animal studies show it can cause cancer of the bladder.

“Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health” by Joseph Mercola, Kendra Pearsall
from Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health
by Joseph Mercola, Kendra Pearsall
Thomas Nelson, 2006

It would be wise for everyone to stop using low-calorie sweeteners.

“The Stevia Deception: The Hidden Dangers of Low-Calorie Sweeteners” by Bruce Fife
from The Stevia Deception: The Hidden Dangers of Low-Calorie Sweeteners
by Bruce Fife
Piccadilly Books, Limited, 2017

Health problems related to synthetic sweeteners are not new.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone” by Linda Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone
by Linda Page
Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

We don’t yet know the true extent of the risk of the sweeteners and whether everyone is susceptible, but these microbe experiments have made sure that we and our food regulators who approve the new ‘safe compounds’, once they pass the cancer tests, should now take these risks more seriously.

“The Diet Myth: Why the Secret to Health and Weight Loss is Already in Your Gut” by Tim Spector
from The Diet Myth: Why the Secret to Health and Weight Loss is Already in Your Gut
by Tim Spector
ABRAMS, 2015

For decades, artificial sweeteners have been condemned as harmful chemicals.

“The Bad Food Bible: Why You Can (and Maybe Should) Eat Everything You Thought You Couldn't” by Aaron Carroll, Nina Teicholz
from The Bad Food Bible: Why You Can (and Maybe Should) Eat Everything You Thought You Couldn’t
by Aaron Carroll, Nina Teicholz
HMH Books, 2017

Judging from the track record of all other artificial sweeteners, it is too good to be true.

“The Coconut Ketogenic Diet: Supercharge Your Metabolism, Revitalize Thyroid Function, and Lose Excess Weight” by Bruce Fife
from The Coconut Ketogenic Diet: Supercharge Your Metabolism, Revitalize Thyroid Function, and Lose Excess Weight
by Bruce Fife
Piccadilly Books, Limited, 2017

Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

[email protected]

View all posts

71 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • I ate one 50g bag of smart sweets with allulose about 8 hours ago and my stomach is unhappy. I’ve had issues with a lot of artificial sweeteners. I hope the version with stevia leaf extract without sugar alcohols will be kinder to my sensitive stomach.

  • I have a gluten sensitivity and I had one of these bars from quest and I the next day I was literally on the toilet crying. Now the bars say they’re gluten Free so I think it’s gotta be the allulose

  • Look up miracle fruit. Decades before a man extracted miraculin from this fruit and the fda classified it as not safe. At the same time all the articial sweeteners came on the market. You can still buy dried miracle fruit. After chewing it everything sour tastes sweet! Lemonade made only from lemon and water for example.

  • Excuse me for asking, I’m completely new to the world of the Keto diet. I have date sugar, which I bought because I read that its glycemic index is very low. I had bought it long before I heard about Keto. Can I use it or is it not recommended for Keto lifestyle? I’m interested in Keto for general health benefits, not because I have to lose weight. I’m at my proper weight.

  • I’m trying to find something on coconut sugar for keto I put this in my coffee but I dont use it other than that. If you know something about coconut sugar please share. Thanks for the wonderful videos

  • OK I’ve got to tell you my allulose story. I had heard that homemade ice cream would not get rock hard in the freezer if you use allulose as the sweetener. Sounded good to me. I invited one friend over to share the two quarts of homemade vanilla ice cream; we ended up eating it all with both of us consuming each about 1 quart of ice cream. He told me later that he had the runs at @ midnight, and I had the runs at 3:30 am. I went out to eat at noon with some friends most of whom had left the restaurant when I got terribly weak and very close to passing out. I really wanted to lay on the floor, but didn’t want the EMTs called against my will. Anyway, the one friend that was still at the table with me ended up taking me home in his car, and then picking me up later to take me back to the restaurant to pick up my car. I’ll never use allulose again as the sole sweetener; only as 50% of the sweetener with the other 50% being monk fruit / erythritol. I’ve determined that the dizziness was the result of being dehydrated as a result of the runs.

  • After 1 week on ketosis I was feeling like crap, I felt weak, I constantly wanted something sweet. Week 2 was still a bit difficult. Week 3 I’ve had a can of diet coke sitting in my fridge and I don’t even crave it. My sugar cravings are completely gone. It’s really weird, I’ve never felt like this before in my life. I’ve always had a massive sweet tooth.

  • Hey Kara, I just turned vegan and I have not only hypothyroidism, but also Hashimoto’s and I was wondering if I should avoid soy? I read a lot about the relations between thyroid issues and soy, but it’s so controversal. I’d appreciate your help. Thank you!

  • awesome vlog. I’ve been wondering about allulose ever since I saw the Quest Hero bars in the store. I’ve had two so far and I don’t recall having any negative reaction. I try not to eat too many “bars” as a general rule just because I am always so hungry that I try to save my calories for meals; however, when I found these Hero bars I picked up a few for when I’m running errands and such. I do like the taste way better than regular quest bars but I find them almost TOO sweet. I have a sweet tooth so that’s saying a lot. That said, I do like them and I won’t hesitate to pick one up if I’m in a pinch. Thanks for talking about this new sweetener!

  • LOVE your videos especially your dietitian talks! Just saw this heartbreaking story about a young Mom who died from protein overdose while getting ready for a competition. Would love to hear your thoughts and opinion.
    http://www.ksdk.com/news/health/25-yr-old-mom-killed-by-protein-overdose-from-shakessupplements-what-you-should-know/464846809

  • I’ve been using liquid sucralose and I think it is preventing me from getting back in ketosis. Hearing the connection between sucralose and Alzheimer’s disease, I’m going to have to quit the liquid sucralose and go back to my original intention starting keto: to kick my sugar addiction. Sucralose is not helping me do that.

  • So in regards to tracking and logging do we track the allulose sugars or not? Typically I always track any sugars/fiber etc however being the package states this new ingredient the way they do I am not sure if we should be or not. That was one question I was debating on, I have heard some do and some don’t so thought you would be the best person to ask?…

  • The monk fruit product in the red bag is not pure monk fruit. I discovered the hard way that pretty much all large containers that purport to be monk fruit are actually mixtures, not pure. They contain erythritol, a sugar alcohol. If, like me, you are intolerant of sugar alcohols, you have to be careful to get pure monk fruit. It comes in tiny packages (ex. 2 oz), but you will only need a tiny amount. Be wary. Don’t only go by what’s on the front label. Carefully read the ingredient label on the back.

  • I noticed after a cereal bar I stay full for a long time! Which is amazing! But I also feel quite bloated. I’ll have to pin point if it’s actually the bar and what I add to my coffee ���� thanks kara!

  • I REALLY appreciate you commenting on this topic. I have too many digestive issues to be able to pin anything on the Hero bars but I do notice that no matter what protein bar I eat it seems like I get gas so I have to limit my use of them. I do better eating whole foods which is I guess to be expected. I stay a million miles away from Maltitol though lol…disaster every time.

  • Thomas!!! I purchased the Lakanto monkfruit with erithrytol based on your recommendation!!! I thought erithrytol was pretty safe…

  • Hilarious editing of little video clips into his talk. BTW, tastebuds do change!!! Also your gut flora which tell you what to eat! Yup (well at least in studies with rats) your diet changes the gut bacteria, Junkfood bacteria love junkfood and tell you to eat more. Healthfood bacteria tell you to eat more healthfood: Feed your friends! (the bacteria that tell you to eat healthy.

  • Where is your reference that says sucralose causes an insulin response and spikes blood glucose? I think you were lazy on validating your sources. You’re usually better than this.

    For the record, it’s completely wrong science to test any sweetner blended with things like maltodextrin, etc and say that the results are in any way related to that sweetner as you seem to have done given how you use Splenda and sucralose interchangeably. They aren’t the same at all. Just read the ingredients lable and buy the pure stuff. Easy peasy.

  • I think Allulose is going to be a game changer in the health industry when it comes to diabetes management. I don’t know Peter Attia, MD, but he was on Jocko Willink’s podcast and he was talking about KNOW Foods bread which uses Allulose. He runs around glucose meter constantly attached so he can test different things for his research and patients. I haven’t tried the KNOW Foods stuff yet as it’s pretty expensive. But so are Hero Bars.

    And I think unless something is a whole food our bodies are always going to be funny when digesting a bar, I forget which bar I tried once but I stopped because it also sent me to the throne for a worship session.

  • According to my research, pure Sucralose which comes in a liquid like “Splenda Zero” or what I think is the best “EZ Sweetz” has NO insulin response because it doesn’t have the Maltodextrin in it which is used to create the powder in the powder form of Sucralose like splenda in the packets or big bag. The Maltodextrin is what causes an insulin response and it’s worse than actual sugar. As for liquid Sucralose I use a few drops in my Kale shake, in my coffee and in my ACV/Cranberry/Lemon cocktail. I haven’t noticed any noticeable side effects yet and I’m not really worried about it. It makes my dieting much more pleasurable and I can’t stand Stevia. BTW after a month of using it I’m in about a 4.4 state of ketosis which is a pretty strong ketonic state for fat burning.

    What are your thoughts, Thomas???

  • Wonderful explanation and video thank you Kara!  Jason didn’t have such a pleasant experience with the bars either 😉  haha… What are you thoughts on truvia?  Haven’t heard anything negative or positive really about that sweetener?

  • It’s not an artificial sweetener, it’s natural. It does not taste at all like sucralose. It tastes like sugar, but slightly less sweet. It’s not absorbed like sugar.

    It can cause some gastrointestinal​ effects for some people.
    It does for me, but not nearly as much as erythritol. I haven’t tried using it in combination with digestive enzymes. That might make a difference.
    Some people have no ill effects at all. Mine’s not severe enough to put me off of it.

    It IS offered as a table sugar, you can get it on Amazon.

  • 100% Bean to Bar Allulose based chocolate better than any chocolate on the planet…Check out http://www.allulite.com...net zero carbs, only 25 calories in their Caramel square and not a Sugar Alcohol…zero digestive upsets…These were the big hit at the recent AADE (american association diabetes educators) as well as the FNCE (with diabetes educators and all sorts of registered dietitians). First ever 100% allulose based chocolate as well as gummie bears, coming soon.They can be found at http://www.allulite.com Kare you need to learn about these….these are industry game changers!

  • I avoided all artificial sweeteners (and natural “keto-friendly” sweeteners like monkfruit and stevia) in my first 6 weeks of keto. I consistently maintained a blood ketone level of 0.6-1.5. Last night, I had a large Diet Coke and woke up out of ketosis (0.1). Sigh. Live and learn.

  • Thomas, may I suggest this video by UCSF panel on stevia, which mentions that Stevia (rep a) causes insulin spikes, just as glucose does. https://youtu.be/XM0vyUUvO9E (at the 40 minute mark): “increased blood sugar and increased insulin resistance and is dangerous to diabetics” Not suitable for keto!!!

  • All the powdered sugar substitutes contain dextrose or maltodextrin and that seems to cause a glucose rise. I switched to liquid splenda and saccharine because there is no dextrose. The brain cell loss is disturbing.

  • One thing which has been really important to me, is the effect of artificial sweeteners on people who are seriously insulin resistant. ANY sweetener, natural or not, can cause some glucose response for people like me, and pretty much halt any weight loss, even though we might still technically be in ketosis. I had to completely eliminate ALL sweets from my diet before being able to balance myself and begin losing weight.
    I lost a number of months where I could have been losing weight, but I was using sweeteners like splenda, but I didn’t know that sweeteners, even artificial ones might be spiking my blood glucose to the point where they were prohibiting weight loss for me.

  • Take the zero or near zero glycemic sweeteners and ROLL them. Tuesday monk-fruit Friday stevia-you get the drift.

    Shouldn’t get hung up.

     You overdo protein and get bound up, have a sugar alcohol laced chocolate turtle and water. It’s a moving experience.

    Like muscle confusion, you get the best reaction by varying it up imho, and using the characteristics of these powerful “drugs” at the right time.

    This diet makes you think. That’s work, but it’s your brain and body.

  • Thank you Thomas! I have been low carb for many years, and I have been using lots of Stevia daily since 2007. I do lose the weight but my sweet tooth has never gone away. I am going to start using Monk fruit, but much less, only one teaspoon in my morning coffee. Also I will count the carbs from monk fruit into my daily carb intake. I never realized until very recently that stevia also has carbs.

  • I know this is an older video, but thank you for going so in-depth on these. With so many people new to keto on facebook, the question comes up a lot.

  • I’ll add a PS to my post below. In the same week, I made my first “keto-friendly” ice cream, using erythritol. The sweet taste triggered such severe cravings, I ate a double portion! As a recovering sugar addict with a touchy metabolism, I think I will be better off avoiding all keto-friendly sweet “treats,” as they kick me out of ketosis and trigger “sugar blues.”

  • First, Camera quality is on point! Second, ill be trying the bar for myself but will he prepared for the gi issues. Thanks for the warning lol!

  • I don”t crave sweets but I have a hard time eating enough fat so I wanted to make fat bombs. I really don’t like coconut and it seemed like every recipe uses primarily coconut oil so I was bummed out for a while, but I just thought about it earlier. I could use delicious Kerrygold butter instead! I googled it and sure enough found recipes using butter, spices, and sweeteners. So now I’m trying to figure out what sweetener to use, but I still don’t crave sweet so I wouldn’t need much… or maybe none at all? I just don’t know how tasty a, for example, cube of butter blended with cinnamon and vanilla and nothing else would really be. Any advice would be wonderful. Also, yes I drink butter in my coffee and tea but I wanted something I can prep in batches so I don’t have to keep cleaning my immersion blender 3+ times a day!

  • I have tried Stevia and Monk Fruit in my cup of morning coffee and they both just taste bitter to me. Splenda tastes sweet, but I will not use it as it is not considered a healthy way to lose weight.

  • Thanks for this update, however I believe we all need to do some more investigation on allulose before proclaiming it as the miracle food that it is possibly not.  I have attached some links that might make people not fall so full heartedly for it or at least take some precaution with it (as we should all things that seem to good to be true).  
    “Allulose can be found naturally in raisins, figs and jackfruit, but this is not what the ingredient in the food products are deriving it from! Take a wild guess what this commercial scale of allulose is derived from? Drumroll…an enzymatic conversion of corn. To boot, it states that the allulose syrup in made from genetically modified (GMO) corn!”
    Here’s some animal research on the sweetener: enlarged kidneys and liver when consuming normal amounts and some fatal reactions with unusually high amounts. For humans, it seems like GI distress, bloating, gas and general discomfort with the sweet stuff! Do you really believe that something that goes through your system largely unprocessed is not going to cause gastric distress? Since there are no long-term studies on the physiological effects in humans, perhaps, the consumer is being used as a testing lab for this ‘GRAS’ ingredient. 
    http://nancyguberti.com/heard-of-allulose/    
    and 
    https://www.holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-h-n/nutrition-a-lifestyle/1775-is-allulose-the-next-sweet-thing.html

  • I knew it! I ate half of one of these yesterday and I had the worst stomach cramps. I’d love to hear your opinion on the documentary “what the health” on Netflix Kara I watched it recently and think your perspective as a dietitian would be awesome.

  • Not great to show pictures of those sweets… makes us crave them more than we did before watching your video, which is counter intuitive to what you should be trying to achieve

  • I had to go cold turkey. Absolutely no sweet stuff. When I tried fake sweet I ate more than I should. But I’m trying to find the best thing for our carb loving autistic son to switch his foods.

  • Man. I used to really like this channel until you passed off some misinformation about some stuff here. You cannot call Splenda Sucralose. Pure sucralose does not cause a blood glucose response. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’m 40 + pounds down. It isn’t about needing the sweet treats. It’s about understanding that your life is something to be enjoyed every step of the way. These things were made to enhance your keto diet. I personally say test it. Keep track of your ketone levels while you have these. Enjoy your diet. Get creative. I like what you’re doing here, sure. But certain things in life are meant to be enjoyed.

  • You don’t address how much is too much. Is three or 4 cups of coffee or tea a day with a teaspoon of sugar alcohols in each too much?

  • To be completely honest, I care extremely little about whether you’re a registered dietician or not. Of course, it helps a bit to know you ought to be officially capable of reviewing dietary science. But it tells me nothing about whether you are able to do so objectively or even review the right amount in the first place. Lately, there have been a number of nutritionists, for instance, that boast their subjective opinions and making shameless conclusions instead of actually presenting a nuanced source base and making a probabilistic prognosis of the possible effects each dietary option may and may not have, least of all not refraining from making suggestions where in all actuality there is no consensus on the matter, and all suggestions are inevitably implications of ulterior motives.

    Needless to say, I believe we are all interested to hear what you have to say, and may be able to make a more informed choice based on your expertise, experience, observations or compilations of such with sources. Sorry for the rant.

  • At the bottom of the box that you held up it says that there are 12 grams of allulose in that product. I did some googling and found that there are only 8 grams of allulose in the cereal bars (at least for the waffle flavor), so that lower amount of allulose may be why the cereal bars don’t bother you as much! I find that all of those Quest products bloat me, but I’m not good at eating just one of them haha

  • My problem isn’t with needing something sweet. It’s with needing to drink something that isn’t tasteless water on a regular basis. I cut out juice, soft drinks, and flavored sports drinks…. Now you’re saying I can’t have diet versions of these either. Drinking water all the time is friggen BORING. What else can I drink?

  • I’m panicking now. I just can’t stay sane without my daily dessert. I use 3 tablespoons of swerve for 45 weeks. I wonder if this is screwing with my fat loss now. I’m at my goal weight but I’m trying to drop fat, gain muscle.

  • Can anyone help? I bought this product from my local chemist https://www.ethicalnutrients.com.au/products/product/mmgp. I am in the beginning stages of practicing and learning about the keto diet.

    The chemist said is had no sugar. But it tastes very, very sweet. It has 300 mg per 8.7 g scoop of Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Is this where the sweet taste it coming from? My partner and I have googled for more information and plugged the product into Chronometer but we are still confused because it says it has zero carbs.

    We won’t be taking it before bed again. We tossed and turned all night. I had been having the best sleep I’d had in a long time on this diet.

    Thank you to anyone that understands where the sweetness is coming from and whether it will stop us from achieving our goal of going into ketosis.

  • I just think about how alcohol affects the liver, and keep in mind that non-sugar sweeteners such as erythritol (sp?), xylitol, and stevia (steviol) are actually sugar-alcohols… sometimes a little bit of sugar/carbs is better, if not skipping sweeteners altogether.

  • This is a great video and I love all the information provided about the different types of sweeteners. But, I really wish you talked more about the natural sweeteners and not necessarily in relation to ketosis. See, I wholeheartedly believe that something as natural as honey or dates are better for your body in the long run. I have used pure, raw honey (no additives or any of that fake stuff) for my tea and coffee many times. I find the taste to be very satisfying and it helped me stay away from table sugar. I am currently on the keto diet, so I have been avoiding honey and using stevia instead. However, I do plan to go back to honey once I reach my goal weight, hopefully. I think that the more natural the food is, the better it is for your body. So yes, while honey does spike your blood sugar levels, it still is healthier for you than many options out there; it doesn’t mess up your metabolic system and in fact has many other benefits. Of course we have to be eating it in moderation because at the end of the day, everything should be in moderation. So I think if honey is used in moderation, it could really have good benefits on your overall health in the long run and is better than many artificial sweeteners out there and definitely table sugar.

  • Thank you know now what to buy. How about Truvia? I just bought little packets for my purse, probably use it 2 times a week. 1 packet

  • As someone who counts macros would you still count allulose as grams of sugar? even though your body doesnt absorb it? thank you so much Kara, this video was very helpful!!

  • thomas this video explains all the issues caused by artificial sweeteners but yet you greent detox has a lot of sucralose in it. please explain this.

  • Before I tried Keto I eliminated most breads, pastas, pastries, and sweets based on sugar and transitioned to artificial sweeteners but not for baking. Now I have artificial sweetener in my coffee bec I cannot find any of the things from the USA eg stevia or monkfruit….just not available where I,live at all. Yeah I am mold enough to,remember when saccharine was introduced in diet salads and the cancer scare about that…every single sweet thing every single time has been said to be BAAAAAAD! THat will continue I am sure….some of this has been marketing BS over the past 5 decades…that is how long I have been trying to limit my sugar intake. Not hard to eliminate desserts when I have fat on keto but not going to,eliminate sweeteners from my coffee…Going on a very limited diet for,LIFE is incredibly hard to,maintain decade after decadd… talk to me when you’re 70 and let me know if you have been a dietary profits for 50,yrs….also,eveyrndecade it’s a whole new system that is popular….so good,luck,with that and all,of,it,has been viewed as scientifically based at the time.

  • Man I have had a huge sweet tooth all my life. Keto has reduced that…not eliminated it but i actually just do t crave it…i still like the flavour!

  • @Dr Jason Fung on his book “The Obesity Code” said if you take natural sweetener it doesn’t raise glucose but it does raise insulin 20% more than sugar.

  • it is very important to mention in high voice that all sweeteners, including stevia and the polyols, are not safe to use on long term. They are also dangerous to use in daily basis, including stevia, as said. We definitely don’t know the effects they cause in our body in general.

  • Finally some straight forward advice on artificial sweeteners! Thanks Thomas. I use Sweet&Low every morning in my coffee….I have tried to go with black coffee and I just can’t stand it! Will try switching to Monk Fruit/Stevia blend instead.

  • I’ve been trying to find the “best” sugar alternative lately. Thomas stresses the use of monk fruit as being safe, with natural stevia also fairly safe (but I assume not in long term). I am interested in the flavor drops for water. I found one called Water Drops that come in a variety of flavors. It is sweetened with pure stevia and not much else, but does have the ingredient “vegetable glycerin”. It is derived from plant oils (coconut, palm, soy). I’m thinking this might not be so good. Does anyone else know?

  • I really really wanted to use some artificial sweeteners but after watching this videoto the trash they go..������ I need to find a way to make tea taste better..

  • If allulose is derived from wheat, it’s interesting that the Hero Bars are supposed to be GF, aren’t they? They do taste amazing however. Love the chocolate caramel flavor.

  • I use the monk fruit sweetener in my coffee while I’m between meals (I’ve been doing OMAD). I noticed when I log it that it appears to be fairly Carb heavy… how this doesn’t elicit a response is beyond my comprehension.

  • I only use it in my morning coffee. I have all 3 Eryithritol, Stevia (Truvia), and A Stevia / Monk Fruit blend. I alternate between all 3. Would alternating slow down the body’s adaption to all 3, confuse it enough to not adapt, or make the body adapt to all 3 around the same time? Hmmm…Not that I’m actually worried about it as I don’t use the stuff all day but it would make for a good scientific study.

  • Great to know the effect of alcohol sweeteners on the microbioma. Our gut flora is way too important to ignore the consequences of our bad habits. Thanks Thomas.

  • Aspartame is an excitotoxin, but where’s your research to backup your view that all artificial sweeteners are excitotoxins? I believe that is a false claim. Please provide links to back up your claim.

  • I can’t wait to be FREE from any type of sugar artificial or not! I know in my heart and body it’s not good for me. It’s slowing down my weight loss and I know it. I quit beer!! One addiction at a time.

  • Nice, thanks for the info. Though almost all of these videos/articles/advices keep forgetting and putting aside the pleasure/enjoyment factor. Google for the virtues of balance and moderation. Though these are the hardest to achieve.

  • I don’t want it as a crutch I want it because I’m bored. I’m tired of eating the same stuff all the time. I think it would be fun to have a little dessert once in awhile.

  • I stopped using all artificial sweeteners about about 5 months ago and it’s amazing how some things I never thought of as sweet have began to seem that way now. Even a dill pickle can sometimes seem like a sweet treat to me. My taste buds have completely changed.

  • Allulose is not an artificial sweetener as you state, even when produced commercially it is not artificial, it is a sugar.

    Also, it was found in wheat originally however it is manufactured on a commercial scale via starch of corn fructose that undergoes an enzyme conversion. There are two manufactures of Allulose and they both use this method (AllSweet & Dolcia Prima).

  • Love this thanks so much can u do a video on different type of protein such as soy pea whey etc and why Herbalife gets such a bad rep not to familiar with soy isolate protein thanks

  • I was told a long time agoand have personally researched my desire for a sweet fixwas told, when we crave sweetsour body is telling us we Need a vitimun C fixfruit is highest in vitimin C when it’s the ripests/sweetests

  • Wooooah… the science is waaaaaaay off here and the terms being used are incorrect. I’m not sure if Thomas doesn’t understand blood sugar or if maybe he was just confusing terms and scientific studies, but there are “no new studies” showing anything different. This science is something that’s been well known for a long time.

    Glucose “response”: This is the effect on the actual sugar in the blood in response to something you’ve consumed (i.e. it ends up in your blood sstream as actual sugar)
    Glycemic Index: This is a measure of how much insulin your body produces in response to something in perceives as sugar

    It’s an important distinction because you can consume something that has no glucose response (e.g. Stevia isn’t absorbed into the blood as sugar), but it still has a high glycemic index so your body will produce insulin as if you’ve consumed sugar even though you haven’t. The net effect of this is you’ll get a boost of insulin to blood that did not have extra sugar and that will cause you to have extremely low blood sugar and ravenously crave more sugar.

    Summary: Eating artificial sweeteners is bad on a diet because it will make you hungry AF.

    If anyone is interested in the actual glycemic index of different sugars, here’s a link:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3982014/

  • I’d like to make fermented lemonade as an immune system builder. It requires honey for it’s antibiotics properties. Do you know of an alternative?