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1. Artificial sweeteners
1. Artificial sweeteners
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A large iced coffee with skim milk and two Splendas, please?

Think again – and hold the sweet stuff.

“I do not think there is sufficient evidence to prove that most artificial sweeteners are safe for consumers, so I prefer to stay away from them and indulge in the real thing [sugar] occasionally and mindfully,” registered dietitian and nutritionist, Chelsey Amer says.

Plus, there’s a plethora of research that shows how consuming diet beverages may counter-intuitively lead to weight gain, which can increase your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.”

Have a yo-yo relationship with sugar? You’re not alone. Here’s how to break up with sugar for good – so you can finally stop those midnight bikkie cravings.

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