When it comes to low- and no-calorie sweeteners, we at Sip & Savor understand that the Internet is full of misinformation and claims. One of the most common myths out there is that low-calorie sweeteners are unsafe.

What most people don’t know is that low-calorie sweeteners have been vigorously studied and have repeatedly been deemed safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and have not been shown to cause cancer or any other disease in people.

In fact, even the National Cancer Institute states that “there is no clear evidence that the artificial sweeteners available commercially in the United States are associated with cancer risk in humans.”

So, the next time you see another glaring headline that claims these ingredients are “unsafe” and “bad” for you, we encourage you to take a moment to look at the facts. For more science-based answers to the questions you may have about beverages, visit Let’sClearItUp.org.