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Are Sweeteners Bad For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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Wondering whether sweeteners can be incorporated into a healthy diet? Love your teas and coffees sweet and wondering if stevia is any good? Read on for everything you need to know about sweeteners.

What are sweeteners?

Sweeteners are substances that are used in the place of sugar to sweeten food and drinks. These can be artificial sweeteners, like Stevia, Candarel or Splenda, which are chemical substances, or natural sweeteners, such as honey and agave. Artificial sweeteners contain low or no calories.

Are sweeteners vegan?

Not all sweeteners are vegan. The most popular sweetener, honey, is not vegan, since it is an animal byproduct. Read more about it here for the follow lowdown. Artificial sweeteners however are typically vegan-friendly, but check the label just in case. 

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Research has shown that artificial sweeteners can have a positive effect on one’s diet, especially for those with diabetes. They have been shown to be perfectly safe to consume on a daily basis without risks of illness. They can also help prevent tooth decay, as well as control blood sugar levels. Sweeteners can absolutely be a part of a healthy and diet, and they aren’t bad for you. 

Got any other health-based questions for us? Let us know in the comments below!  

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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