How long do the side effects of a high intake of sucralose last? What are the risks of consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners like sucralose? These questions and more will be answered in this article on what are the side effects of sucralose and how you can avoid them.
While Sucralose is natural, it still contains chemicals
Sucralose is highly processed to create its final flavour. To make Sucralose, you take a sugar molecule and replace three hydrogen-oxygen groups with three chlorine atoms to make it undigestible. But, that’s not all. Sucralose is also blended with four other artificial sweeteners including:
2) Acesulfame Potassium
While these chemicals are processed for optimal flavour, your body will still process them as harmful substances. For example, Aspartame is another popular artificial sweetener found in diet soda that has been proven to have neurotoxic properties (source).
Are there any side effects associated with using sucralose?
Sucralose (also known as Splenda) is an artificial sweetener that many people choose in place of sugar. Sucralose has been used as an alternative to sugar for decades, but only recently have extensive studies on its health risks and benefits begin. So far, little data exists about its safety.
Despite being approved by the FDA for use in foods and beverages, there may be some health risks associated with using sucralose. Some potential negative side effects include weight gain and lower quality sleep. Other common side effects include diarrhoea, gas, bloating, nausea and vomiting. However, studies regarding these effects have yet to be conducted on humans over long periods of time so they remain unclear at best.
How much is too much when using sucralose?
Sucralose is an artificial sweetener, also known as Splenda. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe for human consumption. Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar, so you only need a tiny amount to sweeten foods and beverages.
It’s commonly used in diet sodas and products like gum, ice cream, baked goods and other foods and drinks; it’s also found in toothpaste. Using too much can be dangerous because it is hard to monitor your daily intake when it comes from such many sources; as little as 1/4 teaspoon can have health consequences over time if not monitored closely enough.
Is there an alternative to sucralose that you can use instead?
Stevia is probably your best alternative if you’re trying to replace sucralose. It has zero calories, is naturally sweet and can be used to add sweetness to your diet or even as an all-natural sugar substitute. While there haven’t been studies into long-term health risks, it does come with some potential side effects so make sure you read our guide on stevia before using it.
You can also look for alternatives like natural sugar substitutes made from fruit extracts, which have far fewer calories than regular sugar. Realistically though, these aren’t ideal if you’re watching your weight as they do contain calories so should only be used occasionally in moderation.
You can also look for other sweeteners like natural sugar substitutes made from fruit extracts, which have far fewer calories than regular sugar. Realistically though, these aren’t ideal if you’re watching your weight as they do contain calories so should only be used occasionally in moderation.
If you are looking to lose weight you may want to avoid sugary drinks altogether, or at least try replacing them with water or diet alternatives. For example, unsweetened green tea is naturally low in calories and full of antioxidants that can help burn fat and lower cholesterol levels. Make sure you never replace your healthy drinks with any kind of fizzy drinks because even diet versions will add unnecessary sugars to your diet and lead to weight gain over time.
Keep in mind that all sweeteners have some sort of negative effect on health
Sugar makes you gain weight; artificial sweeteners can cause headaches and diarrhoea. There is no such thing as healthy food, only healthy people. However, if you have to have something sweet, it’s probably safer to opt for artificial sweeteners than sugar (especially if you have pre-existing health conditions). The FDA lists saccharin, aspartame and acesulfame potassium as safe alternative options.
Your best bet is to avoid processed foods altogether; all artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives have negative consequences for your health in some way or another. Instead, focus on eating unprocessed foods that are low in sugar but high in nutrients.
Some studies show that, although far less harmful than sugar, eating too much aspartame can lead to headaches and diarrhoea. Saccharin, another popular sweetener, was once believed to cause cancer but more recent research has found it to be safe for human consumption.
The FDA lists saccharin, aspartame and acesulfame potassium as safe alternative options. If you want your food or drinks to be sweet without adding sugars or artificial sweeteners, you can use natural sweeteners like honey and stevia instead. You should also avoid all processed foods; they contain both added sugars and artificial flavourings that can have detrimental health effects. Instead, focus on eating unprocessed foods that are low in sugar but high in nutrients instead.
Conclusion – overall thoughts on the topic
Sucralose is derived from sugar and its ability to replace sugar means that it’s often advertised as being ideal for people on low-carbohydrate diets or those who don’t want to consume sugar. Unfortunately, despite its potential benefits, sucralose isn’t without some significant downfalls. A common side effect associated with consuming too much sucralose is tooth decay. In fact, studies have shown that consuming just 5 grams per day – slightly less than one teaspoon – can result in an increased risk of tooth decay by 50 percent.