Many people want to reduce their consumption of refined sugar during a diet to lose weight or for health reasons.
Recently synthetic sweeteners are marketed in Europe, sucralose is very popular
But is it safe and what is it nutritional interest?
Sucralose is a biologically active sweetener that could have health consequences.
A sweetener is simply a product or substance with a sweet taste.
Most often, the term “sweetener” refers to ingredients intended to change the taste of a food or a drug by giving it a sweet and sweet flavor.
like honey, for example.
the word “sweetener” is often given to sweet-tasting synthetic products that provide fewer calories than sugar.
What is sucralose?
Sucralose is a sweetener synthesized from sucrose :
has a high sweetening power (600 to 650 times higher than sucrose) .
is a stable substance that, unlike sugar, does not break down in the body, so does not release any calories.
The only low calorie sweetener that is made from sugar and has the same taste as sugar.
it is part of the “intense” sweeteners.
Surcalose was discovered in 1976 in a study of a British agribusiness company and patented in 1979.
Sucralose is obtained by replacing 3 hydroxyl groups (OH) of a sugar molecule (sucrose) with 3 chlorine atoms.
Does it present a nutritional interest?
Synthetic sweeteners are not foods, they correspond to “empty” molecules.
Our body does not take any energy or nutritional benefit.
Some information about sucralose
- Its European code number: E955
- Other names used: trichlorogalaclactisucrose, trichlorosucrose
- Sweetness: intense
- Caloric power: almost zero
- Admissible daily dose: 15 mg / kg body weight per day
The consumption of sucralose can have a detrimental effect on your digestion.
Studies have shown that artificial sweeteners and not just sucralose can cause major havoc in digestion
The result then is to suffer is bloating, gas and diarrhea.
When sucralose gets into your body that’s what happens
Nitrogen and water levels rise in your body, leading to diarrhea and other side effects.
Disrupt your intestinal flora :
We all know that maintaining a healthy intestinal flora can be key to many aspects of overall health.
The bad news is that sucralose can damage and unbalance the good balance between good and bad bacteria.
This would include a suppression of certain bacteria beneficial to the intestinal flora or a high dose of DNA damage.
The consumption of sucralose decreased the good bacteria in your digestive tract while increasing the bad bacteria in your stool
SUCRALOSE AND CANCER
In addition to the side effects already mentioned in this article,
studies have been conducted on the potentially carcinogenic effects of sucralose
Sucralose had a higher risk of developing blood-related cancers, including leukemia.
Critics point out that the studies conducted are unreliable and do not meet international design and safety standards.
But even so, we must monitor the effects of sucralose and artificial sweeteners to ensure their long-term safety.
ALLERGIES caused by sucralose
Many people have reported that sucralose consumption has caused symptoms that resemble an allergic reaction.
The symptoms are as follows:
- Rashes or hives on the skin.
- Some people have reported blisters, itching, redness and swelling
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, throat and eyelids
- Bleeding gums
- Shortness of breath, including wheezing and coughing
- A runny nose and sneeze
- Injected with blood, watery eyes
- Heart palpitations
- Painful joints
- Nausea, bloating, gas or diarrhea
- Anxiety or depression
Headache due to sucralose :
According to studies and research, artificial sweeteners are responsible for triggering persistent headaches and among these sweeteners sucralose
These sweeteners cause mild side effects and can turn into a migraine if you consume it daily
Do not use artificial sweeteners during pregnancy
The risk of obesity in the infant
If you are pregnant and consuming artificial sweeteners, you should definitely take a look at some recent research on its potential effects on your child.
artificial sweeteners increased the risk of overweight or obesity in babies
Children of women who have consumed more sweeteners tend to have a higher BMI than those who consume less.
it’s not good for your diet
Some people may go back to artificial sweeteners such as sucralose
to try to eliminate sugar from their diet, while continuing to want sweet dishes
But the bad news is that artificial sweeteners like sucralose actually increase your risk of obesity by decreasing your body’s ability to eliminate calories.
According to studies it has been known that the consumption of artificial sweeteners, in particular sucralose
• Increases weight gain and fat storage
• really increases your appetite
• Increases carbohydrate cravings