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Cow's Milk Alternatives

From eNewsletter 6/12/2024

DID YOU KNOW that the sweet taste receptor plays a dual role in regulating glucose metabolism?

According to a study in PLOS One, stimulating this receptor with sucralose (Splenda) accelerates insulin release. While lactisole, a broad-acting sweet antagonist that suppresses the sweet taste of sugars, protein sweeteners, and artificial sweeteners, slows insulin release. Lactisole is sometimes used as a sweetness suppressor in food and is found naturally in coffee beans and the herb gymnema sylvestre.

The disturbing part of this study shows you yet again how artificial sweeteners not only damage our gut, do not prevent diabetes, but stimulate insulin release adversely as soon as they hit our mouths.

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