Yeah, gut bacteria don't handle processed artificial products too well. I buy raw ripe dates (khajur) from the local Pakistani store and blend them (sometimes add water) to make a natural sweetener to be used instead of sugar. Persians have been eating them for 6 thousand years so we all must share some healthy sentiment to this foodinstead of refined suger they should just tell people to eat non refined (bananas etc), not to replace with toxic chemicals...IYI morons with no clue on riskindeedMeasuring Artificial Sweeteners Toxicity
and for long time government Risk committees (for example in Norway) have claimed even children could eat loads of it without any risk....
better to stick to sweet potatoes and banans (un-processed)
At the moment we have a war against sugar, and food and beverages manufacturers are replacing sugar by all those horrible chemicals
Old, but worth re-sharing: An open letter concerning the scientific und erpinnings of the proposed new B eagle facility at Grimston (a.k.a. critical assessment of the efficacy of animal testing)