Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad For Your Gut Microbiome
You got the memo that added sugar is pretty terrible, right? So, fake sugar is better? Nope.We talked to Dr. Gerard Mullin, associate associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and renowned integrative gastroenterology and nutrition expert, about artificial sweeteners. We’re talking about the packets that get dumped into tea and coffee, the ingredient in (most) chewing gum, mints, and sugar-free sweets— that stuff. It turns out, artificial sweeteners destroy and injure the gut microbiome. Yikes. For diabetics who use them to manage their blood sugar, taking a hit to the microbiome isn’t great, either. Watch this clip from our full interview with Mullin to see what he recommends instead.