Join us on the Energize, Explore, Enjoy Podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of artificial sweeteners. From the accidental discoveries of Saccharin, Cyclamate, Aspartame, and Sucralose, to the science behind how our bodies process these sugar substitutes. We'll debunk common myths and empower you with the knowledge to discern sensational headlines about artificial sweeteners. Whether you're a health enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone who simply enjoys a good story, this episode is a sweet treat you won't want to miss!
0:27 Episode overview
0:50 Sponsor message
2:30 How the first artificial sweetener was discovered
5:24 The history of cyclamate
7:19 The discovery of aspartame
9:41 The history of sucralose
12:14 Current modern sweeteners
14:49 How our body digests sweeteners
16:55 How are artificial sweeteners approved in the United States?
19:30 Sponsor message
20:20 Myths and facts about artificial sweeteners
25:10 How to handle headlines and social media stories about artificial sweeteners
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