In fact, the FDA sets limits on the amounts it considers safe of sugar substitutes that are food additives (it only needs to be demonstrated that naturally occurring options are “generally recognized as safe”). Artificial sweeteners may be a short-term way to help some people reduce sugar intake and lose or control weight. In general, sugar substitutes are safe for healthy adults. However, keep in mind how sugar substitutes affect your food and beverage choices.
These ingredients can get your taste buds used to the sweetness. And that can make drinking enough water a challenge. Without sugar, our bodies must find alternative sources of energy. Therefore, they use ketone bodies (substances produced by the liver) as fuel; basically, the body goes into starvation mode.
A diet without carbohydrates or sugars can cause the “ketogenic flu”, with symptoms such as headache, fatigue and mental confusion.