The Link Between Your Favorite Sweetener And Poor Bladder Health
Whether you suffer from female urinary incontinence or not, you probably want to look and feel your best. We’re all concerned about maintaining a healthy weight and have read the reports about how toxic sugar can be to the body. Not only is it toxic, but it’s one of the most addictive substances in the world, so even though we know what it’s doing to us, we just can’t give up the sweet treats.
We Consume Tons Of Sugar
Don’t buy it? Try this statistic from Forbes on for size: “In 1822, the average American consumed 45 grams of sugar approximately every five days. In 2012, the average American consumes 765 grams of sugar every five days.”
Artificial Sweeteners Are Just As Bad
In an effort to eliminate sugar from their diet, many women turn to artificial sweeteners that claim to provide the taste they’re looking for without all the empty calories and toxic effects. But making the switch to these sugar alternatives is actually a terrible decision for those who are dealing with female urinary incontinence.
Here’s what the National Association for Continence has to say:
“Artificial sweeteners (sodium saccharin, acesulfame K, and aspartame) have been shown to affect bladder function in limited animal studies. They have been found to cause bladder irritation in people with interstitial cystitis (IC) or chronic bladder inflammation. Additionally, they are known to aggravate symptoms in someone with a urinary tract infection.”
But don’t be too depressed! The good news is that stevia, a natural sweetener, does not appear to cause bladder irritation.
So if you’re managing female urinary incontinence with Healthy Bladder Plus™, you don’t have to live without sugar. You can still enjoy the occasional treat (sweetened with stevia) and know that you’re not sabotaging your bladder!