Weight Gain Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite thus increasing calorie consumption, which ultimately leads to weight gain. You tend to eat larger portions when you eat foods with artificial sweeteners. Most of the foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners are high in carbohydrates.

Diabetes Artificial sweeteners may disrupt body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes. According to the recent reports, too much consumption of artificial sweeteners instead of sugar is one of the major causes of diabetes.

High Blood pressure and cardiovascular disease The risk for coronary heart disease gets significantly elevated in those who consume more than two artificially-sweetened beverages a day. It has the same effect as sugar sweetened foods. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disorders.

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