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  • Non Nutritive Sweetener Research Paper

    experiments on coal tar derivatives when he inadvertently discovered saccharin.1 A few years after its discovery, saccharin was mainly being marketed towards people with diabetes.1 Around the 1940’s, when there was a sugar shortage due to World War II and being thin was becoming a desired body type artificial sweeteners started to be consumed by the general public.1 This trend has continued into modern times, and has even increased. In 2003, 15% of Americans consumed Non-nutritive sweeteners compared to just 3% in 1965. 2 Artificial sweeteners, also called non-nutritive sweeteners, have a significantly reduced energy density in comparison to sugar.3 Another artificial sweetener that is common today is sucralose, which was discovered in 1979, and it has 600 times the sweetness of sucrose.1 Sucralose is formed by substituting…

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  • What Is Processed Food?

    The term 'processed food ' applies to any food that has been altered from its natural state in some way, either for safety reasons or convenience (Eating processed foods, 2014). Processed foods are altered chemically by additives such as flavors, flavor enhancers, colors, fillers, preservatives, stabilizers, and emulsifiers. These inauthentic foods have one common factor; they cost your body a great deal more to digest, assimilate, and eliminate than they offer your body in nutritional value –…

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  • Effects Of Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners

    Sugars and artificial sweeteners, if not used in moderation, can become chemically and physically addictive to the body. Sometimes the outcome is not worth the gain, especially when it can lead to an early death. This essay will compare the adverse effects of sugar and artificial sweeteners in these three categories: Overindulgence, psychological addiction, and association with cancer. Sugars come in several forms and are hidden in many foods. When sugars consumed in large amounts it typically…

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  • Splenda Sugar Substitute

    For many people, eating sugar free foods is a part of life. Contrary to what some believe, diabetics, and other people indulging in a sugar-free diet for their health, do not have to give up desserts completely. There are many healthy, sugar-free dessert items available those who can not enjoy sweet treats made with sugar. Even better, sugar substitutes such as Splenda granulated sugar make it easy to convert all of your favorite recipes into sugar free versions that taste every bit as…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Diet Drinks

    • If you 're one of those individuals who feel guilty when reaching for regular soda instead of its "healthier" counterpart: diet soda, we’re here to ease our mind. And if you 're one of those who take pride on choosing diet soda every time, we are here to burst your bubble. Diet soda has become a favored drink for many because of its advertised superiority to other sodas, but scientific research has linked diet soda and its ingredients to weight gain and even health issues. The problem is so…

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  • Aspartame In Diet Drinks

    Splenda, an artificial sweetener that is derived from ordinary sugar, or stevia, which is naturally about 300 times sweeter than regular sugar. It functions well for those that must regulate their intake of carbohydrate because it does not influence blood sugar in the body. Stevia does not have any calorie per serving. It contains slighter calories as compared to sugar. When used in carbonated beverages, it takes less than 5 calories to sweeten a serving, permitting the drink to be labeled by…

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  • Sweetener Splenda Research Paper

    chemicals with sucrose (sugar). They found a different compound made from sugar called sucralose. They found it to be really sweet and it was also low calorie. Splenda was put on shelves in 1992 and has sold over 100 million packets. The ingredients include Dextrose, Maltodextrin, and Sucralose (Splenda). Sucralose which is the huge ingredient in Splenda is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener. Although it is from real sugar, there is a chemical process which replaces the hydrogen-oxygen with…

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  • Artificial Sweeteners

    substitute for sugar in the management of diabetes and obesity. This is because they do not add calories when added to food. Artificial sweeteners have been used by such patients to achieve blood glucose control and energy control while maintaining their desired sweet taste in their meals. Artificial sweeteners have a high sweetness potency compared to sugar on a weight-for-weight basis. Therefore only little amounts are needed to be added to foods and beverages. Thereby reducing the number of…

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  • Ammonium Sulfate Research Paper

    recently been proven as a carcinogen for lab animals, and is likely a human carcinogen as well. Others to look out for: sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, sodium benzoate, and Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Artificial Sweeteners When artificial sweeteners were first introduced, they were seen as wonders of modern science, providing the sweetness you crave without the calories or health problems. That hype masked the potential dangers they presented. Some of them actually alter the way you…

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  • Analysis Of Sweet Deception: The Skinny On Artificial Sweeteners

    Sweet Deception: The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners Extensive marketing of artificial sweeteners as being beneficial for a healthy lifestyle has made their use by the general public widespread. In fact, between 1987 and 2000, the number of US citizens who ingested products containing non-caloric sweeteners rose from less than 70 million to 160 million (Hampton 2137). However, recent studies have demonstrated that the body’s reaction to artificial sweeteners may be counterproductive to their…

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