Dr. Lina Triana

Say no to low-carb products

If you are the kind of person that likes to take care of your figure with soda, diet juices or consuming light / fitness products, it is time to realize that these artificial sweeteners stimulate high insulin levels in the blood that cause fat storage in the body as well as other problems.
The main reasons why it is important to avoid the use of artificial sweeteners are:

• Substances containing light or fitness products contain fewer calories than sugar or corn syrup, however they increase appetite and promote hunger, which is why many people end up consuming daily more food.

• Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in the manufacture of light or fitness products, in some cases generates serious side effects; including seizures, brain tumors and cancer. According to an article by supportorganic.com, “10 years ago a study was carried out on 60,000 women found that those who drink 2 or more diet drinks a day, have a high probability of suffering from cardiovascular disease and are more likely to die from these pathologies”.

• Other substances that light or fitness products may contain such as sucralose can expand both the size of the liver and kidneys, as well as reducing the size of the thymus glands, cause rashes on the skin, panic, diarrhea, headaches, bladder problems, and stomach pains among other effects which usually are evident in many people in a long term basis.

If you can’t live without sweets which increase the risk of diabetes or other health hazards associated with the intake of sugar or artificial sweeteners; there are natural alternatives that you can use on a daily basis, which are also low in calories and are healthier for your body. Organic maple syrup, molasses, rice syrup, honey and stevia are just some of the natural sweeteners that you can use without fear of gaining weight.
Natural sweeteners

Stevia: It is a natural herb of sweet taste, which can be found in a variety of presentations; in dry leaf, powder, compressed tablets and drops. You can use it in drinks such as tea, coffee, juices and even sweets or desserts. It is a low calorie and is the ideal choice for those who want to lose weight, after leaving the traditional sugar. It is suitable for the intake of people suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, dental problems, dermatitis, acne, stomach pain and digestive problems.

Maple Syrup: This substance, which is also used as an ingredient in baking, and as a sweetener or flavouring agent, maple syrup is beneficial because it stimulates the immune system, promotes the cardiac system and reduces the risk of cancer in the prostate gland in men.

Honey: Has a very low glycemic index and is ideal for those who should not consume traditional sugar. One of the characteristics of honey is that it is rich in antioxidants and is used to treat insomnia, beautify the skin, it helps heal wounds and optimizes digestion.

Agave extract: this natural sweetener comes from the agave plant, which is processed to be turned into syrup. Its flavor is similar to the honey and is available in a kind of dark or light liquid, drops are also available. Among the benefits of this natural product are: helps prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis and obesity. It is also a diuretic, depurative and digestive.

Now that you know the truth about dietary products, light or fitness are you willing to continue consuming them putting at risk your health and your life, stop intoxicating yourself and settle on natural alternatives.