If you’re a person who suffers with any type of inflammatory bowel disease – you should probably avoid anything containing the artificial sweetener sucralose. A study finds it can trigger your GI tract flare-ups.
The finding is that Splenda antagonizes the bad gut bacteria and provokes an inflammatory response. This gives rise to the stomach aches, abdominal upset, bloody stools, and unmentionable symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
The threat of diabetes and obesity exists for everybody. Ideally we’re looking for a way to minimize the adverse health conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and heart disease. People with IBS need non-nutritive sweeteners, too. Hopefully this sheds some light on options.
Splenda is 600x sweeter than sugar. Its appeal is that it doesn’t require insulin to metabolize the sweetness. It’s a chemical makeup derived from a lab. It’s all-natural competitor is stevia and may not pose the same side effects for people saddled with inflammatory bowel disease.
There are plenty of tough pills to swallow in life. Don’t let a study finding defeat you from finding a low-calorie way to sugar-coat your tough pills. Where there’s a will, there’s a way to get it down with ease.
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