Artificial Sweeteners and Children—A Problem or Solution?
The American Dietetic Association stresses that both nutritive (fructose, sucrose) and non-nutritive (aspartame, sucralose) sweeteners may be safely enjoyed as part of a balanced diet based on the USDA dietary guidelines. The current acceptable daily intake per the USDA is 50 mg/kg of body weight (22 cans of diet soda for a 175-pound male or 15 cans for a 120-pound female).
Moderate consumption of artificial sweeteners can be part of a healthy diet. Use in conjunction with naturally sweet foods such as fruits and couple intake of artificially sweetened diet sodas and juices with plenty of water.Login to Favorite