Artificial sweeteners are a good option to replace sugar for diabetes patients with a sweet tooth.
Patients with diabetes often use zero-calorie sweeteners to cut down on sugar.
But naysayers say that artificial sweeteners may make people hungrier and encourage them to eat more. In fact, the consumption of diet soda is linked to obesity.
They also argue that it’s uncertain whether artificial sweeteners help reduce calorie and sugar intake long-term. This is true...but short-term studies are promising.