Can You Debunk These Myths About Artificial Sweeteners?

We’ll keep this short and sweet — Americans love their sweets. In fact, the average American consumes more than 126 grams of sugar per day, which is equivalent to about three 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola or 30 teaspoons of sugar.

That being said, reaching for items sweetened with artificial sweeteners may seem like a healthier choice, but there’s a lot of talk regarding the health factor of artificial sweeteners. So we spoke to Kim Allen, M.D., an internal medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Adult Care, and Madge Barnes, M.D., a primary care physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Family Care – Grand Prairie, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice, to crack down on the not-so-sweet truth about artificial sweeteners, and their answers may surprise you. Test your knowledge about added sugar and artificial sweeteners and let us know how you do!

Reaching for items sweetened with artificial sugars may seem like a healthier choice, but there’s a lot of talk regarding the health-factor of artificial sweeteners. Crackdown on the not-so-sweet-truth about artificial sweeteners and test your knowledge.

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