3 Ways Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners Affect Gut Health

Right now, your gut is swimming with bacteria — good and bad. Maintaining a good balance between the two is key to helping you stay healthy. One of the ways to support that is to give your gut flora supportive food, not detrimental. Sugar and artificial sweeteners can affect your gut health in some not-so-friendly ways. You probably have heard about the artificial sweeteners aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose—three of the biggest offenders—but can also add sugar to that list.

Shocking Facts about Artificial Sweeteners and Your Gut

Here’s a rundown of three problems artificial sweeteners could cause.

1. Fake Sweeteners Cause Glucose Intolerance

One study suggests Splenda, a popular sucralose-based sweetener, can decrease good bacteria levels in the gut. [1] But it’s not just sucralose; other studies suggest all artificial sweeteners can actually influence the microbiome (your gut’s bacteria). This loss of good bacteria can lead to glucose intolerance,


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