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Is Powerade Zero bad for you?

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Powerade Zero contains the artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame K. According to Dr. Mark Hyman in an article on Huffington Post, consumption of sugar and artificial sweeteners is unhealthy and is a leading cause for conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver.

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Powerade Zero contains the artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame K. According to Dr. Mark Hyman's Huffington Post article, consumption of sugar and artificial sweeteners is a leading cause for several serious health conditions.

Studies conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and reported by Huffington Post confirmed that sucralose could have an effect on the body's insulin response. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, sucralose contains chlorine, which is toxic to the body.

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