How safe are artificial sweeteners?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ nutrition and COVID-19 questions.
1:42 | 12/02/20

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Dr. Ashton here answering your questions. Why is the fda wng until the December 10th to meet and decide if they are going to give emergency approval to the pfizer covid-19 vaccine? So that will be their public and transparent process but I interviewed Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the fda, yesterday, he shared with me all the work that's going on right now at the fda, he said, and I quote, they're working day and night to evaluate every line of the data that was submitted by pfizer and modern. So this is an independent process, different standards that exist in the uk, by the way, not better or worse, just different standards. They're acutely aware that every day hundreds and hundreds of Americans are dying of covid. So he assured me that the process will be safety paramount. One more here, I like to drink coffee sweet, but am trying to avoid sugar. How safe are artificial sweeteners? I trained myself to drink my coffee black. Listen, this is something I learned when I was getting my degree in nutrition, in the brain all sweet molecules kind of act the same way, they trigger that reward center in the brain. Even though different sweeteners have different profiles. In the brain, sweet equals sweet. So it takes a while to reprogram th if I can do it anyone can do it. So do it gradually. You can submit your questions to Dr. Jen Ashton on her Instagram account @drjashton. As we move into the holiday

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