Artificial Sweeteners:

Artificial Sweeteners

We’ve been told they’re safer for diabetics, good for weight loss, and help us to control our calories. But when it comes to artificial sweeteners, nothing could be further from the truth.

Learn about the dangers of artificial sweeteners… and the safe, healthy, all-natural sweetener you can use to satisfy your sweet tooth… without souring your health.


Saccharin is an artificial sweetener with the basic substance being benzoic sulfinide. Saccharin has an unpleasant bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. In countries where saccharin is allowed as a food additive, it is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, medicines, and toothpaste.  Special Note: Healing Gourmet does not endorse artificial sweeteners … [Read more...]

Acesulfame K (Ace K)

Acesulfame potassium, also known as acesulfame K or ace K,  is a calorie-free artificial sweetener, and marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One. Acesulfame K is 180-200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), as sweet as aspartame, about half as sweet as saccharin, and one-quarter as sweet as sucralose. Like saccharin, it has a slightly bitter aftertaste, especially at high … [Read more...]


Sucralose is an artificial sweetener which is approximately 600 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), twice as sweet as saccharin, and four times as sweet as aspartame.   As an organochlorine, it is manufactured by the selective chlorination of sucrose, in which three of the hydroxyl groups are replaced with chlorine atoms to produce sucralose. A number of studies have raised concern … [Read more...]


Aspartame is a mixture of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, which are both found in foods and used by the body as building blocks for proteins.  Asparatame is about 200 times sweeter than sugar andwas approved and noted "safe" by the FDA  in 1974.  People with phenylketonuria (PKU) lack the enzyme to metabolize phenylalanine and may experience headache, dizziness, sleeping … [Read more...]

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