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Are artificial sweeteners bad for your health? We’re breaking down the facts on this episode of “The Sitch!”

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The Biological Desire for Sweetness I always say I have a major sweet tooth, but really all people do — humans are biologically designed to prefer the taste of sweetness. From an evolutionary perspective, sweet flavors signified a safe, energy-dense food, while bitter flavor often signified poisonous plants to avoid. This preference is ingrained in us right from the start. Breastmilk is naturally sweet in order to encourage infant’s intake and offer soothing–which is one possible reason why people turn to food and sweets for comfort. In our modern culture, this natural desire for sweetness has been exploited by food...

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