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Sweeteners, myths and truths

Tc Talk 10: Sweeteners, myths and truths

Mireia Cervera 14 December 2017

On December 13, our restaurant Teresa Carles Lleida, opened its doors to celebrate Teresa Carles Talk 10: Sweeteners: myths and truths ; from the hand of the Dietitian-Nutritionist Naila Martinez, specialized in nutrition clynic, pediatric and sports.

Many people consume sweetened foods such as stevia, saccharin, cyclamate, sucralose or l'aspartame, in an attempt to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. But with whatFor years there has been concern about whether or not they are safe for health. In this Talk, Naila Martínez discovered us what are the controversies around its use and what scientific studies say.

The nutritionist explained that, according toAccording to the World Health Organization, excessive consumption of added sugars in food and / or beverages is related to increased triglycerides in the blood, overweight and obesity, bone demineralization and type diabetes. Por therefore, it seems that the best alternative is to replace it with sweeteners ... right?

With a history of almost a century in the diet, despite the controversies that are periodically resumed, the truth is that there is not enough scientific evidence against it within the range of the admitted daily intake.

As an example, the speaker explained that saccharin was the first artificial sweetener. It is 3 to 5 times sweeter than sugar (sucrose) and is frequently used to enhance the taste of toothpastes, diet foods, and diet drinks.Ethics. In 1960, a study showed that high levels of saccharin could cause bladder cancer in laboratory rats, but this effect is produced by a mechanism not found in humans. The conclusion of the International InvestThe investigation in Cancer was that "saccharin is not classifiable as carcinogenic to humans."

Naila Martínez concluded that alternative sweeteners can be used in low-calorie diets for weight loss, they can bealso to be used to sweeten foods that people with diabetes will consume, but the ideal is to progressively reduce the sugar we add (to coffee, milk, herbal teas, yogurt ...) and that 80% of the products we consume are fresh and,Regarding the rest, it is important that we read the labels when buying them to identify the added sugars.

If you could not attend the event or you just want to see the Talk again, do not miss our channel ofw.youtube.com/channel/UCfWNtLpO4CZqYp-d_gNDVmA">YouTube, where we are publishing all the talks.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale

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