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Artificial Sweeteners May Help You Keep Extra Weight Off

There has been a long running debate as to whether artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal are actually a beneficial diet aid. Some camps have even reported that their use can contribute to weight gain but according to a new study these super sweet substitutes may be a helpful tool in your diet arsenal. The American Heart Association teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and found that consuming these sweeteners could help reduce the amount of sugar in a persons diet and therefor reduce the calories consumed everyday. Just a small reduction in calories can help a person maintain a healthy body weight and reduce their risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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