Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? – Cancer Research UK Science blog (and how a “Meat:NO” policy is often a “Diabetes:YES” policy in the work environment)

2018.05.15 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Forum, Washington, DC USA 2
2018.05.15 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Forum, Washington, DC USA 2 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for selecting my photo, Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK), to illustrate this piece on the health effects of artificial sweeteners (hint, they are not positive, more info below).

I normally wouldn’t write a post about a post showcasing a photo of sugar sweetened beverages that I’ve taken, however in this case, the photo has special meaning:

  • It was taken at a meeting whose subject was climate change and health. So while the topic was about a healthy planet, the nutritional choices made were less than healthy. It’s healthy planet AND healthy people, not one or the other.
  • Also in these circles, there’s often a “no meat” policy, despite the fact that there’s very little evidence that a real-food diet containing meat is unhealthier for people than one without meat. What is often substituted for in these meetings are high sugar/processed carbohydrate items. I call this a “meat: no, diabetes, yes” policy.

2018.07.25 Low Carbon and Low Carbohydrate 485
2018.07.25 Low Carbon and Low Carbohydrate 485 (View on Flickr.com)

Here’s another great example:

2018.08.07 Low Carb and Carbon
2018.08.07 Low Carb and Carbon (View on Flickr.com)
  • The science around artificial / non-nutritive sweeteners being less than healthy is mounting. I am doing some testing in my own continuous glucose monitor experiments and will share some literature. In the meantime, here’s a helpful video lecture on the topic.

There’s no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

Source: Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? – Cancer Research UK – Science blog

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