Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners: Which Is Best?

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Hi, Dr. Oz here with a smart tip if you're trying to curb back that sugar. Don't replace real sugar with artificial sweeteners especially if you're trying to lose weight. The sugar substitutes can pull you into eating more, that's because artificial sweeteners don't register in your brain as [xx] center so instead of satisfying your sweet tooth, they send you in searching for more.

They also train your taste buds to only register intensed sweetness making your sweet tooth even worse, still not sure? Recent restructures linked drinking diet sodas to bigger ways, 70% bigger than in people who don't touch this stuff. There's also evidence that big sugars and diet sodas don't help you lose weight.

Artificial sweeteners also increase your risk of metabolic syndrome which precedes diabetes, heart disease and more. A better strategy is to push all added sweeteners, real and artificial out of your diet and train your taste buds to relish the natural sweetness in food. I'm Dr. Oz, for more ways to nourish your good health, check out all of our smart tips.