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    Default Sugarfree A Good Substitute For Sugar? Think Again.

    A lots of people, nowdays, are starting to replace table sugar with sugar-free. I didn't noticed that before but people are recomending sugarfree and products made from sugarfree. Most of you, who know about it, are also unaware of the harm of using the sugar substitute.
    So I thought maybe I can clear somethings u

    What is this SUGARFREE?
    It is a substitute of sugar, that we commonly use known as sucrose(glucose diamer), that does have sweet taste but no or less calories.

    Why is it getting popular?
    People with diabeties and people worried about their health take it as it provides them with sweetness without giving glucose and less or no calories. Sugar substitutes are toothfriendly, as they are not fermented by the microflora of the dental plaque.

    If it does taste sweet, has less or no calories and is good for diabetic patients, then how is it harmful?
    Well to begin with, let me introduce to you the common types of sugarfree used thesedays(F.D.A approved):-

    1)Cyclamate :
    -Discovered in 1937 at the University of Illinois by graduate student Michael Sveda, it is the sodium or calcium salt of cyclamic acid (cyclohexanesulfamic acid).
    -More chemistry - It is prepared by the sulfonation of cyclohexylamine; this can be accomplished by reacting cyclohexylamine with either sulfamic acid or sulfur trioxide.
    -Cyclamate is 3050 times sweeter than sugar.

    2)Saccharin :
    -Originally synthesized in 1879 by Remsen and Fahlberg, the process for the creation of saccharin from phthalic anhydride was developed in 1950.
    -Saccharin has the chemical formula C7H5NO3S and it can be produced in various ways.
    -anthranilic acid successively reacts with nitrous acid, sulfur dioxide, chlorine, and then ammonia to yield saccharin.
    - Has effectively no food energy and is about 300 times as sweet as sucrose, but has an unpleasant bitter or metallic aftertaste.

    -Discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter at the G.D. Searle company, it is a methyl ester of the dipeptide of the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
    -180 times as sweet as sugar.

    -It is a chlorinated sugar, meaning, when common table sugar (sucrose) reacts to replace three hydroxyl groups with three chlorine atoms.
    -It is about 600 times as sweet as sugar.

    Now the Health Controversy they face:

    1)Cyclamate controversy:-
    In the United States, the FDA banned the sale of cyclamate in 1970 after lab tests in rats involving a 10:1 mixture of cyclamate and saccharin indicated that large amounts of cyclamates causes bladder cancer, a disease to which rats are particularly susceptible. One reported effect in animal studies (mice and primates) is irreversible testicular atrophy and an apparent impact on seminal vesicle function.
    However, possible negative impacts on male reproductive ability and/or function may lie outside the remits of committees tasked to determine the safety of a product based only on its expected impact on life expectancy and/or cancer rates. Since a reduction in male testosterone levels is thought to be associated with a reduced incidence of certain cancers (such as testicular cancer), and an increased life expectancy, a substance that damages testosterone production may be easier to be classified as safe when life expectancy and carcinogenicity are the deciding criteria.
    Since cyclamates appear to affect cells involved in the production of spermatozoa, the question has also been raised as to whether they may also be capable of damaging male reproductive DNA. There does not yet seem to be any direct evidence either for or against this.
    The findings of these studies have been challenged and some companies are petitioning to have cyclamates reapproved. Cyclamates are still used as sweeteners in many parts of the world, and are used with official approval in over 55 countries.

    2)Saccharin controversy:-
    It was discovered that saccharin causes cancer in male rats by a mechanism not found in humans. At high doses, saccharin causes a precipitate to form in rat urine. This precipitate damages the cells lining the bladder ("urinary bladder urothelial cytotoxicity") and a tumor forms when the cells regenerate ("regenerative hyperplasia"). According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, "Saccharin and its salts was downgraded from Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans, to Group 3, not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans, despite sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity to animals, because it is carcinogenic by a non-DNA-reactive mechanism that is not relevant to humans because of critical interspecies differences in urine composition."
    In 2001, the United States repealed the warning label requirement, while the threat of an FDA ban had already been lifted in 1991. Most other countries also permit saccharin but restrict the levels of use, while other countries have outright banned it.

    3)Aspartame controversy:-
    Probably the most shocking thing none knows. The things that are about to be written about this topic are 100% true and shows how rich and powerful people play with laws and made for our protecton to their own advantage. This may not seem important to some but The rate of brain cancer has risen in US with the increase rate of ASPARTAME usage.
    Initial safety testing suggested that aspartame caused brain tumors in rats; as a result, the additive was held up in the United States for many years in the FDA's approval process. In 1980, the FDA convened a Public Board of Inquiry (PBOI) consisting of independent advisors charged with examining the purported relationship between aspartame and brain cancer. The PBOI's conclusions were unclear as to whether aspartame causes brain damage, and recommended against approving aspartame at that time, citing unanswered questions about cancer in laboratory rats. In 1981, FDA Commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes, newly appointed by President Ronald Reagan, approved aspartame as a food additive. He was closely associated with the artificial sweetener industry, having several close friends, most notably Donald Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense, and then the CEO of G.D. Searle. Hayes cited data from a single Japanese study that had not been available to the members of the PBOI, as his reason for approval.
    Recent research shows a clear link between this substance and cancer; a link that may be sufficient evidence for the FDA to pull aspartame from the market. This research has led the Center for Science in the Public Interest to classify aspartame as a substance to be avoided in its Chemical Cuisine Directory.
    But People are still being fed Aspartame all over the world.

    4)Sucralose controversy:-
    Most of the controversy surrounding Splenda, a sucralose sweetener, is focused not on safety, but on its marketing. It has been marketed with the slogan, "Splenda is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar." Sucralose is a chlorinated sugar, it is based on either raffinose, a carbohydrate containing three different kinds of sugar molecules, or sucrose. With either base sugar, processing replaces three oxygen-hydrogen groups in the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms.
    The "Truth About Splenda" website was created in 2005 by The Sugar Association, an organization representing sugar beet and sugar cane farmers in the United States, in order to provide an alternate view of sucralose compared to its manufacturer's marketing. In December of 2004, five separate false-advertising claims were filed against Splenda manufacturers Mersiant and McNeil Nutritionals for claims made about Splenda. French courts ordered the slogan to no longer be used in France, while in the U.S. the case came to an undisclosed settlement during the trial.

    Some Natural sugar substitutes:
    sorbitol and xylitol

    Also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol that the body metabolises slowly. It is obtained by reduction of glucose changing the aldehyde group to an additional hydroxyl group hence the name sugar alcohol.

    It is a five-carbon sugar alcohol that is used as a sugar substitute. Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, including various berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms.[2] It can be extracted from corn fibre,[3] birch, raspberries, plums, and corn. Xylitol is roughly as sweet as sucrose but with only two-thirds the food energy.

    Industries Using Sugarfree:
    non-cola soft drinks, pickled beetroots and gherkins, Mouthwash, Toothpaste, DietCoke, and other more than 18000 industries.

    If You Want To Know About Metabolic Harm Of Sugarfree Then Leave A Post Asking For It.

    Thanks To FIROMERO


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    Thumbs up Thanks!

    Thanks Spiral, for posting this post back. Thought I had to wright all over again.
    Still searching the posts I lost.

    HD made it.



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