This study probably explains Kyle’s reaction to sucralose. Seems like there’s other research linking it to weight-gain and insulin issues. Probably as a result of #1 below if research like this is telling.
Evidence indicates that a 12-wk administration of Splenda exerted numerous adverse effects, including (1) reduction in beneficial fecal microflora, (2) increased fecal pH, and (3) enhanced expression levels of P-gp, CYP3A4, and CYP2D1, which are known to limit the bioavailability of orally administered drugs.
I can’t find any information about the effect of aspartame on the microbiome, except that it’s correlated with microbiome composition and may contribute to dental plaque, but there seem to be a ton of reasons not to drink it, which are summarised in this article.
Aspartame (Nutrasweet and Equal) is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined.
Contrary to popular belief, research has shown that artificial sweeteners can stimulate your appetite; increase carbohydrate cravings; stimulate fat storage and weight gain. Diet sodas may actually double your risk of obesity.
grayes12 wrote: According to me, milk can really be healthy to drink. It is recommended by many doctors. Besides this even protein shakes are fun and tasty to try. You cam also try grape juice for yourself.
Grape juice has 40g of sugar per 250ml and is high in fructose, which is as damaging to the liver as alcohol and used to induce metabolic syndrome in rats. Fruit juice isn’t healthy. The same serving of milk would still contain over 10g of lactose. You can get all of the benefits of milk plus additional vitamin K, B vitamins and probiotics by drinking kefir. If you like grape juice, ferment it with kefir grains (it tastes like rosé when it’s finished).