Are "sugar-free" foods and drinks good for you? A guide to fake sweeteners
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We all know by now that sugar isn't great for you, which makes zero-calorie artificial sweeteners seem like the perfect alternative. You get all the sweetness without any of the side effects, right? Not so fast. In this episode, we look at the different types of artificial sweeteners, how they impact your body, and what the long- and short-term health risks are. Listen to learn the 4 most common artificial sweeteners in the U.S., which artificial sweetener has been linked to depression, what artificial sweeteners do to your gut, the link between artificial sweetener and gut health, why so many doctors continue to recommend artificial sweeteners to patients, and much more. Join the conversation on the written version of the article here:

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