Have you heard about the newest artificial sweetener? It’s called Neotame and it’s a derivative of aspartame. Neotame is 7,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar and about 60 times sweeter than aspartame (nutra-sweet) . So what is the big deal? The problem is that you have been lied to…
Why Aspartame and Neotame are NOT a Dieters Best Friend
This is a myth. Thanks to the media, and great marketing tactics by large corporations, they have gotten you to believe that these man made artificial sweeteners can help fight obesity. Guess what? It doesn’t. There is a truckload of evidence pointing to the fact that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and neotame tend to lead to weight gain.
Here’s why: Aspartame and Neotame contain 2 amino acids called Phenylalanine and Aspartic Acid. These are known to rapidly stimulate insulin and leptin which are 2 hormones directly involved in your hunger mechanism and fat storage. These 2 hormones play a gigantic role in regulating your metabolism.
Calories Don’t Matter…
Even though you aren’t eating sugar and these sweeteners have no calories, Aspartame and Neotame can still raise your insulin and leptin levels. This boosts your fat storing ability which leads to obesity, diabetes and a few other not so good to have diseases.
Over time, if your body gets exposed to too much insulin and leptin it becomes resistant making you hold onto fat. What happens next? Your body will crave sweets and store fat.
The best thing that you can do for your weight loss goals, and for your body is to simply avoid artificial sweeteners all together. If you need something to use, switch to stevia, or coconut sugar.