Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar

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The generic names of the artificial sweeteners are saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and stevia. Natalie Castro, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, says if you are used to having regular sugar and you are going to switch to something like Splenda, it will be 600 times sweeter than sugar.

She also points out some studies says that saccharin is causing bladder cancer in male rats and not female rats and she highlights the important thing is how much of it is in your diet.

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