I’ve been drinking sugar free sports drinks for a long time now as a replacement for sugary drinks and juices because of my diabetes.
I’ve been doing a bit of research on sucralose recently and I’ve run into some articles stating that it could contribute to insulin resistance and that it’s not good to drink in excess for the long term.
I’m now beginning to wonder if it’s not a major contributing factor in my worsening diabetes and having to take more meds to keep my blood sugar down.
As of today, I’m switching to water. Serves me right for not doing my research all this time.
Any opinions or knowledge on the subject is welcome.
Not up to date on sucralose contributing to insulin resistance, but honestly I would not be surprised given Big Food’s penchant for cutting nutritional corners merely for the sake of profit.
If you have a tough time drinking plain water, iced tea and lemon is bomb dot com, and drinks sweetened with stevia are probably a little healthier than artificial sweeteners. Some folks report a strange taste from stevia, but I’ve never noticed— your tastebuds may vary though . If you’re craving pop/soda, Zevia makes stevia-sweetened ones that are quite nice.
Monkfruit is also a great sweetener option— no effect on your glycemic load, and a little goes a long way.