Loveland Medical Clinic, a nurse practitioner run medical business based in Loveland, Colo., focusing on urgent care, weight loss and vitamin infusions founded by Family Nurse Practitioner Siegfried Emme, has just released a report on artificial sweeteners and their effect on weight loss highlighting the effects of stevia.
More information on this report can be found at: http://LovelandMedicalClinic.com.
Approximately 45 million Americans go on diets each year and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products according to the Boston Medical Center. The journal “Psychosomatic Medicine” reports that dieting may not be the answer to being overweight.
The American Heart Association reports that Americans eat about 100 pounds of sugar a year. As an alternative to sugar consumption, there are five artificial sweeteners approved by the Food and Drug Administration with different chemical makeups: sucralose, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame and saccharin.
The Loveland Medical Clinic’s report reveals that when starting a weight loss program one of the most difficult things for people to do is eliminate sweeteners. Even with the introduction of artificial sweeteners to diets, the most common sweetener is still plain sugar.
It states that table sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Glucose spikes insulin levels and prevents the body from using ketones, which is the fat burning mode. Fructose is metabolized directly from the liver and can cause fatty liver.
The report identifies the different artificial sweeteners and lists disadvantages of using each one. Among the disadvantages listed, sucralose (Splenda) is claimed to have a side effect of weight gain; aspartame (Equal) is reported also to have a side effect of weight gain; and saccharin (Sweet and Low) the report says can cause headaches and loose stools.
The Loveland Medical Clinic reveals in its report that it supports the use of Stevia in its weight loss program. Stevia, they say, is an herb and it comes in a liquid or powder form. They report that some people can taste a mild bitter aftertaste from Stevia, but that it has been used for over 200 years in South America.
The Loveland Medical Clinic serves residents of Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley and Widnsor areas of Northern Colorado. To learn more about the report on Stevia and weight loss visit the website above.
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