Is Your Coffee Killing Your Gut Bacteria? - Magaziner

Is Your Coffee Killing Your Gut Bacteria?

When we drink coffee or tea, some of us like to use artificial sweeteners because we’ve been told that too much sugar can be bad for your health. Artificial sweeteners have many brand names depending on where you live, but the main ones available are known as aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k. But even though the government says they’re safe for human consumption, what are the real effects that you don’t know about?

Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have found that when bacteria similar in composition to the digestive microbes found in the human stomach were exposed to just 1 mg/ml of artificial sweeteners, it became toxic. Scientists used a type of bacteria created in the lab that glows when it detects toxicants, and found the bacteria glowed after the artificial sweeteners were introduced.

This is a serious issue as artificial sweeteners are finding their way into the water supply, which can cause problems for the wider population, not just those who choose to make their coffee is little bit sweeter.

At the Magaziner Center for Wellness we can help you identify your environmental and food intolerances to improve your health using the latest in health advancements and techniques. Contact us today to learn more.

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