What are the dangers of the sweetener erythritol?
- Long been known to cause digestive issues for some people
- Closely associated with risk for “major adverse cardiovascular events.” (with high blood levels of erythritol, more prone to heart attacks, strokes and even death
The researchers studied the blood of more than 4,000 people in the U.S. and Europe. They were looking for common threads that could indicate an increased risk for heart conditions. What they found was that people who had more erythritol in their blood were at elevated risk for major heart problems.
Found the article especially interesting because many ‘fitness’ protein bars and protein supplements use this sweetener (and many ‘keto’ friendly foods) to keep the carbs down.
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