The Natural sweeteners stevia and monk fruit (Luo Han Guo) go head-to-head against aspartame and Splenda.
A number of artificial sweeteners have been used agreed In North America by the US Food and Drug Administration, including aspartame and sucralose (sold as Splenda), but there are also “natural high-density sweeteners” have found in plants. The global market for non-nutritive or zero-calorie sweeteners in general, he is In billions. This includes all synthetic types and two natural botanicals extracted from plants – stevia and monk fruit. You may remember I discussed stevia before, but what about monk fruit? This is the topic of my video Is monk fruit sweetener safe?.
“The fruits of Luo Han Guo [monk fruit in Chinese] It has been used For hundreds of years in China as a natural sweetener and as a folk medicine….the calorie-free sweet taste is produced…primarily from mogrosides, a group of cucurbit-type triterpene glycosides found in about 1% in the flesh of the fruit. “
The sweetness of mixed mogrosides has been estimated to be about 300 times that of sucrose [table sugar] So that 80% extract is about 250 times sweeter than sugar.” If you read reviews in Chinese natural medicine journals, you will see statements like: monk fruit “were shown for the following effects: [anti-coughing]Anti-Asthma, Antioxidant, Liver Protection, Glucose Reducer [blood sugar-lowering]immune regulation, and fighting cancer.” However, what they didn’t tell you up front is that they talk about reducing rat cough caused by ammonia. What or what he is This is about a “natural sweetener with anti-pancreatic cancer properties”? In fact, monk fruit “can be used for daily consumption as an additive in foods and beverages prevent Or treat pancreatic cancer”—in your pet rat. There was a study go run on “Anti-proliferative activity of the nutrient triterpene glycoside from monk fruit in colorectal and throat cancer”, but was on colorectal and throat cancer cells in a petri dish. As you can see at 1:53 in my country videodid the researchers show Mogrosides kill colorectal cancer cells and throat cancer cells, and the digestive system can be directly exposed to these compounds if we ingest them. But what is missing? Researchers have not tested it against normal cells. I mean, you can urinate into a petri dish and kill the cancer cells, but the whole point is to find something that kills the cancer while leaving the normal cells alone, something the researchers weren’t able to show in this study.
Are there any human studies on monk fruit? we are lucky. “Given the rapidly growing popularity of natural plant-derived compounds, this will be of interest Determine Whether natural NNS [non-nutritive sweeteners] It would be a healthy alternative to sugar and synthetic NNS for consumers.” Therefore, the researchers randomly selected people to drink beverages sweetened with either aspartame, monk fruit, stevia, or table sugar. They then measured blood sugar over a 24-hour period and found that there was no significant difference between any of the four sweeteners. wait a moment. As you can see at 2:58 in my country videoit was the sugar group Given 16 tablespoons of sugar, the amount of added sugar in a 20-ounce bottle of cola. So the other three groups consumed 16 teaspoons less sugar, but still had the same average blood sugar?
Table sugar causes blood sugar to rise as high as possible We see It’s 3:20 in my country video. He drinks This sugar water bottle with 16 spoonfuls of sugar, blood sugar jumps 40 points over the next hour. If you give a drink sweetened with aspartame, monk fruit, or stevia, nothing will happen. This is expected, isn’t it? These are zero-calorie sweeteners that don’t contain any calories, so is it just like drinking water? In that case, how might your average daily blood sugar values be like drinking the sugar-sweetened beverage? The only way that could happen is if the calorie-free sweeteners somehow exacerbated high blood sugar later in the day.
In fact, when people He drinks Splenda is mixed with sugar water, which leads to high blood sugar and increased insulin shouting Sugar with sucralose (Splenda) without it, although Splenda alone doesn’t cause a high on its own, as you can see at 4:04 in my video. What about aspartame? Do you do the same? One hour later, the researchers gave the study participants a regular lunch, and their blood sugar went up and down as normal after the meal. In the sugar group, their levels did not rise after lunch as they had been an hour earlier when they drank sugar water directly; There was just a gentle ups and downs. However, in the aspartame group, although their blood sugar did not rise at the time they drank the aspartame-sweetened beverage, their blood sugar did rise. higheran hour later at lunch, as if they had just drank a soda.
What about natural sweeteners? What happened in the stevia and monk fruit groups? The same thing happened. There was the same excessive rise in blood sugar after eating a regular meal an hour after drinking the naturally sweetened beverage. And remember, that’s despite the fact that the three zero-calorie sweetener groups — aspartame, stevia and monk fruit — consumed 16 teaspoons less sugar. So, you can see how it all equals on average, at least in part because of those in the zero-calorie sweetener groups. food more. After drinking a Diet Coke, you’re more likely to eat at your next meal than you would a regular Coke. In fact, you are likely to eat so much more that the energy saved from replacing sugar with no-calorie sweeteners will be fully compensated for in subsequent meals, so no difference is found in your total daily calories. The sugar-sweetened drink led to a significant rise in blood sugar and insulin, while these responses were higher for the other three drinks that followed the lunch eaten later. So, when it came to calorie intake, blood sugar, or insulin spikes, they were all just as bad.
Is stevia good for you? This is the video you mentioned.