Originally Posted by tjlhb
Some rodent studies have found that rodents fed artificial sweeteners tended to eat more and get fatter. The hypothesis is that the sweet taste in the absence of calories causes greater hunger or something like that.
Yes, I agree 100% with that. That's why I don't like Splenda. If you look at thte molecule, a Cl atom is used in place of an OH. So the body thinks it's close enough and tastes sweet, however the chemistry is wrong to enter the cells. I believe that could cause you to be hungry because you taste the sweet and get no energy payoff.
I suppose I like Stevia better, because it's natural and it does metabolize into individual glucose molecules. I know on Rebaudioside D there are at least 5 glucose molecules. I don't like the bare backbone Steviol though, it is water insoluble and looks hard on the kidneys.
I guess just drink water right? Haha.