There are many studies that cite the addictive properties of sugar (1
) but the harm that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
, acesulfame potassium
, and saccharin
can be just as great.
The American Heart Association recommends that we limit our sugar consumption
to six and nine teaspoons for women and men respectively, but the average person consumes 22 teaspoons per day between soft drinks, juices, and processed foods. However, don’t be fooled into...