I don't know if many of you saw the BBC2 documentary 'Trust Me, I'm a Doctor' last night (8pm on BBC2), but I found it an interesting programme, and was particularly concerned by the results that they showed with regard to the effects of artificial sweeteners. If you haven't seen it, and would like to see a link to that study, there is one here:
My husband has decided to stop having artificial sweeteners in his drinks as a result of watching that programme, and hearing the results of their experiment.
Just wanted to bring people's attention to this, if they've not seen it.
They did suggest that Stevia was ok as an alternative, as it's plant-based and didn't have the same effect on the body.
I'm glad that I don't take any sugar or alternatives in my hot drinks, as I can tolerate the taste well - I used to have 2 large spoonfuls of sugar in all hot drinks a few years ago, but I weaned myself off it, and now if I ever pick up a sugared drink by mistake, I really don't like the taste of it - so it shows how our taste-buds can adapt.
I'm interested to see how my husband gets on, now he's stopping the artificial sweeteners.
Update posted on 5th February 2016: I'm pleased to say that my husband has coped well with stopping the artificial sweeteners in his coffee, and so he did manage it well.
I wonder if anyone else is making any changes like that?