What you need to know about artificial sweetners



August blog from Michael Dominguez, MD at HealthTexas

Downsides to using artificial sweeteners:

  • Contain inflammatory properties that can make arthritis pain worse
  • Cause water retention

Dr. Dominguez recommendations patients to use real sugar minimally or in moderation.


Skip the Sweet-n-Low

Dr. Dominguez would rather patients give up their Diet Cokes, Sweet-n-Low, Nutrasweet, and the others, and let them have an occasional soda or sweet tea. 

By occasional, Dr. Dominguez means one or two a week instead of one or two diet drinks everyday. 

Avoiding artificial sweeteners is a good start to moving towards a healthier lifestyle.

Talk to your doctor about finding a balance that works for you and your health.

For the full article, visit healthtexas.org

Information courtesy of HealthTexas.

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