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Sucralose: what it is and side effects

Modernity and the boom of healthy life have brought with them a great number of inventions and options available to the great majority of ...

Sucralose: what it is and side effects

Modernity and the boom of healthy life have brought with them a great number of inventions and options available to the great majority of the population, before whom one must have a mind with clear knowledge and discernment to choose the right onesand see more beyond the market intentions and economic benefit behind many of these products with potential health risks.

A product widely disseminated today is sucralose, better known by its trade name Splenda . This is a synthetic sweetener used with excessive reliance on people with diabetes, who want to control insulin levels or simply want to eat low in calories. In this Green Health Tips article we elucidate about Splenda or sucralose: what it is and side effects .

What is Splenda?

The sucralose (C12H19Cl3O8) is a sweetener accidentally discovered in 1976 , which turned out to be much sweeter than sucrose or common refined sugar and other sweeteners that have been discovered to date. To the amazement of this benefit and after more than a decade and a half of tests, it was approved for its production and consumption to the general public.

In addition, it provides many fewer calories than ordinary sugar and apparently helped or was less offensive in people with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Even today, we find how sucralose is used for a large number of modern light products in almost every part of the world where the food industry has made its way.

However, either because of lack of knowledge or voluntary media bias, little was made known to society the complete truth about Splenda, that is, that this sweetener had its shadows and harmful effects and even that some of the effects mentioned they were not quite so certain.

Sucralose: what it is and side effects

Splenda and damage to intestinal microbiota

In our intestines there are bacteria and microorganisms, called as a whole intestinal flora or microbiota, which assist in the digestive process and regulate, among other things, the pH or level of acidity in the intestinal organs. Within the microbiota there are both bacteria that acidify the pH and those that alkalize it and both are necessary for a good digestive health.

Scientific studies have found that sucralose – like other artificial sweeteners – actually destroys a significant amount of the microbiota (up to 50%), favoring imbalances in our digestive system. This means that the person who frequently consumes this sweetener is likely to present:

  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Problems of regulation of appetite and anxiety
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Poor absorption of nutrients
  • Immune and autoimmune disorders

Among other important diseases to be discovered, as the intestinal microbiota is linked to a large number of fundamental organic processes.

Sucralose: what it is and side effects

Sucralose: dangers on heating

Another strong voice in favor of the Splenda is that unlike other sweeteners, it does not damage the cooking or change its taste, which is why it is safe. However, recent studies have made it clear that from 120ยบ Celsius there are chemical alterations in it that release an internationally recognized dangerous dioxin type called chloropropane, clearly identified as toxic.

Splenda: side effects at the metabolic level

Paradoxically, this sweetener widely used in diabetics and people looking to take care of their figure and appetite, is more capable of producing alterations both in the desire to eat and in the body’s ability to handle the energy received in food and the conversion of said calories in fat.

As for appetite, the reason is that when entering the body, it perceives the entry of the sucralose as if it is entering large amount of sugar and the body is actually prepared for it. Then, when he realizes that he has not received what he expected, but the biochemical processes to receive them are still active, his solution is to continue to send signs of hunger to the body to continue to seek food. This effect occurs especially in small meals or when consuming juices and coffees.

On the other hand the metabolic disorder can be favored both to the first factor already mentioned in this articleand to the fact that its genotoxicity alters the DNA of our cells, running among other potential risks, that programming for the use and assimilation of calories in each one of them is vitie or “desconfigure”, opening thus way to the metabolic disorders and contributing to:

  • The obesity.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver.
  • Toxic visceral fat accumulation in other organs, such as the heart.

This article is for information only, in Green Health Tips we have no power to prescribe medical treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to go to a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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