Posted February 05, 2018 07:20:52 The rise of artificial sweeteners is giving some people an aversion to sugar, which is making them healthier.
And if you’re one of them, salt might be a problem.
A recent study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that when you’re under the influence of artificial ingredients, the body begins to metabolize them differently.
In other words, it starts to react differently to sugar.
The researchers tested the effects of consuming two different amounts of salt: 200 mg per kilogram of body weight and 250 mg per kg body weight.
The subjects were divided into two groups.
One group was told to eat 100 grams of salt each day.
The other group was given the same information but told to consume 100 grams a day of salt.
After a week, they returned to the lab and the researchers analyzed their blood sugar levels.
They found that the group that had eaten 100 grams was less sensitive to the chemical that is commonly found in artificial sweetener, as it’s less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar.
In fact, the salt intake that was less likely caused blood sugar to spike even more than the sugar group.
So, if you have an aversion towards sugar, then this study is not encouraging.
It’s also not a great sign for salt consumption.
Researchers say that the findings could have implications for how we should be eating, and it could affect how we consume the ingredients we use in our food.
For instance, if the researchers had used a different study, they might have looked at the effects on salt consumption, too.
For now, though, it’s still important to limit salt consumption when under the effects from an artificially sweetened drink.
We’re just beginning to understand the impact of artificial additives on health, but it’s not a good idea to put your body through unnecessary stress just to get a sugar fix.
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