Jan 26, 2012 / 54 notes

11 Healthy Ways to Detox

I saw this in my inbox this morning and thought I’d share with you something I’ve been preaching for a long time, but still get asked why I don’t like Splenda.

Artificial Sweeteners

Think artificial sweeteners are a diet “do” because they contain no calories or sugar? Think again. Studies suggest that regular consumption of artificial sweeteners like aspartame (found in diet sodas) may actually lead to weight gain, says Rachel Beller, RD, founder of the Beller Nutritional Institute. It turns out they can trigger our bodies to crave sweets and sugar. Beller advises cutting back gradually: “If you were using three packets in a cup of tea or coffee, for two weeks cut down to two packets, then cut down to just one packet for the next couple of weeks, and then only half a packet.” Once you’ve retrained your taste buds, the next move should be a switch to a natural sweetener such as stevia or coconut crystals.

Read about the 10 other Healthy Ways to Detox here.

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