I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
Yet another study confirmed what we already know - artificial sweeteners are bad for your health. Earlier studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners in diet drinks actually sabotage your diet by making you hungrier. The latest study has shown that artificial sweeteners may alter the microflora in your gut, creating conditions for glucose intolerance that will lead to type 2 diabetes. While the study did not make a clear connection between the artificial ingredient and human health issues, it does give us more reason to abstain from artificial ingredients. If it isn't food, should we ingest it? The best bet is to stick to natural, chemical-free foods and eat them in moderation.