The Bitter Truth of Sugar Substitutes

Artificial sweeteners seemed so innocuous, but recent research raises important health questions

Robert Roy Britt
Wise & Well
Published in
8 min readMar 20, 2023

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What’s actually in this stuff, and is it safe? Photo by the author

We’ve been going through a lot of monk fruit in our house, in an effort to cut back on added sugar, which is decidedly bad for health and poured copiously into store-bought cereal and bread and almost any foodstuff in a box. My wife keeps…

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Robert Roy Britt
Wise & Well

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB