Dr Oz: Artificial Sweetener Dangers
Dr Oz said that artificial sweeteners began in the 1950’s with Saccharin, which made soda taste sweet with no calories, which was perfect for dieters. By 1977, Saccharin was at its peak and even though scientists thought it might cause cancer, the demand was so high that it kept it from being banned. Today we have Aspartame, Neotame and Sucralose. Soda is the most common place to find Artificial Sweeteners, but it can be found in 6000 products including baby food, frozen dinners and yogurts. In fact, 15% of Americans use Artificial Sweeteners regularly.
FDA Approved Artificial Sweeteners
Dr Oz said that there are three main groups of Artificial Sweeteners approved by the FDA. Aspartame products like Equal, Sucralose products like Splenda and Saccharin products like Sweet and Low.