Sugars can destroy DNA: Dangers lurking in artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have become an integral part of our daily lives. They are added to beverages, food, chewing gum and many other products. But not everyone knows that some of them can be harmful to health. Scientists recently discovered that one of the most common sweeteners, sucralose, can destroy DNA.

Sucralose was invented in 1976 and has since become one of the most popular artificial sweeteners in the world. It is low in calories and has almost no effect on blood sugar levels, so it is often used to make diet products.

However, a study conducted at the University of Australia Western Australia found that sucralose can cause DNA damage. Scientists studied the effects of sucralose on the liver and kidney cells of mice. They found that after consuming sucralose, the mice had DNA destruction in their liver and kidney cells.

According to Professor Margaret Morris of the University of Queensland, these results raise serious concerns:

“We know that DNA destruction can lead to various diseases, including cancer. So we have to be very careful when consuming artificial sweeteners.”

In addition, a recent study at the University of Yorkshire showed that sucralose can affect the gut microbiome, which can lead to immune system disruption.

There are many other artificial sweeteners that can also be harmful to health. For example, aspartame, which is often used in soft drinks and chewing gum, can cause headaches, nausea and even cancer.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to artificial sweeteners. Natural substitutes, such as stevia, may be safer for your health.

Artificial sweeteners can have negative health effects, so it is important to be careful when consuming them. It is best to choose natural substitutes or reduce the amount of sweets in your diet.

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