As we mentioned in a previous article, PMS affects more than 70% to 90% of pre-menopausal women in the US and fewer women in Southeast Asia due to their diet. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has doubled in the last 50 years due to acceptance of your medical condition and caused by an unhealthy diet high in saturated foods. PMS is defined as a defective function of the ovaries related to a woman’s menstrual cycle, affects a woman’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormonal fluctuation. The syndrome occurs a week or two before menstruation and then subsides when the period begins. Symptoms are said to be so severe that 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing companies millions of dollars a year. In this article, we will discuss how artificial sweetener exhibits PMS.

1. Is artificial sweetener safe?

We always think that sweetener helps with weight management and we fool ourselves into believing that sweetener is better than sugar. In fact, it is not true. Sugar helps provide energy for our body’s needs, excessive consumption is the problem, while the sweetener contains aspartame, the substance causes more harm than good to our body, including weight gain and PMS symptoms like depression and anxiety.

2. Serotonin

The artificial sweetener depresses the nervous system in the fight against stress, resulting in less serotonin production, leading to mood swings and depression.

3. Amino acids

Amino acids are important for the liver in the metabolism of proteins. The artificial sweetener contains high levels of aspartic and phenylalanine and is more than 150 times sweeter than sugar; Intake of artificial sweeteners can cause an overdose of such amino acids, increasing the risk of nervous tension leading to memory loss, mood swings, depression, and PMS symptoms.

4. Methanol

Artificial sweetener when digested, the methanol in the sweetener is converted to formaldehyde, which is toxic to our body, throwing off the brain’s protein metabolism and causing PMS symptoms, such as mood swings, anxiety, and depression, if the dose is exceeded.

5. Addictive

The chemical aspartame is so addictive. It is advisable to stop taking artificial sweeteners slowly or ask your doctor for help. Stopping aspartame abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms.

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