A Review on Potential Toxicity of Artificial Sweetners vs Safety of Stevia: A Natural Bio-Sweetner

Ahmad Saad


Artificial sweeteners have increasingly become an area of controversy in the world of food and nutrition. Consumers are oftenly barraged with a number of contradictory opinions and reports regarding the safety and efficacy of sweeteners. Artificial sweetener consumption may cause migraines or headache, skin eruptions, muscle dysfunction, depression, weight gain, liver and kidney effects, multiple sclerosis and blurred vision. But on the other hand natural sweetners like stevia and its products are safe and don’t cause any health problem. So it’s important for the consumer to choose sweeteners with great care.

Keywords: Stevia, Artificial Sweeteners, Health Problems, Natural Sweetners, Safety Issues.

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