The science of sweetness – and how artificial sweeteners can be counterproductive

by 1389 on August 23, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), food and drink, innovations, medical

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Published on Aug 7, 2013 by SciShow

Sugar, honey, listen up. Humans love the sweet taste of sweetness, but have you ever wondered why? What’s the evolutionary purpose behind our love for sweets? Why can we taste sweet anyway? What are those sugar substitutes really made of? And will this diet cola give me cancer?

Hank and SciShow have the answers!

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Related SciShow Episodes:
Junk food: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMsW2oXors8
HFCS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI5bru6Zcv8
Sugar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zdr0COebw

Sources for this episode can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZoZK2QVYf7iFuWDNQJdjACWHS66nHv-fneU74NBzPGs/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1

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