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by Jerome Princy (2020-03-12)

In contrast, artificial LumaSlim Review sweeteners have been around for just a few decades. Our bodies evolved ways to regulate food intake when the diet contained only natural foods. It should come as no surprise that we don't always cope well with new "foods." Artificial sweeteners in particular may cause some of this confusion between brain and body. Our taste buds, stomachs, and brains don't always know what to make of artificial sweeteners' confusing signals. Sweet flavors signal our bodies to prepare for calories. With artificial sweeteners, no calories follow. This may lead to a disconnect between body and brain. This may lead to insulin overproduction and later overeating. For someone trying to lose weight, this is unlikely to help. Insulin is a hormone that encourages our bodies to store excess calories as fat. Another problem is the "over-sweetening" of the American palate. Constantly stimulating our taste buds with intensely sweet flavors may foster a dislike of other tastes. Fruit seems only mildly sweet. Vegetables may not taste good at all. This may lead to unhealthy food choices and... you guessed it, weight gain. These theories remain unproven, for now. Evidence to date highlights a potential link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain, however. A 7-year study of over 5,000 adults found those consuming 21 or more diet drinks per week had twice the risk of becoming overweight or obese compared to people having no diet drinks. A study of 6,800 adults suggested daily diet drink consumption increases the risk of metabolic syndrome by 36% and the risk of type 2 diabetes by 67%.These studies do not prove cause and effect. And it should be noted that a recent expert review concluded there is not enough evidence to say that artificial sweeteners cause metabolic changes or obesity in children. So there's the rub. Artificial sweeteners may or may not have negative health effects. Artificial sweeteners may or may not induce overeating and overproduction of insulin. Artificial sweeteners may or may not make you fat.