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Jess75 10-23-2004 07:38 AM

Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
Hi, :wave:
Just a couple questions!

Losec20mg 10-23-2004 08:57 AM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
i dunno jess.. i never use it..what is splenda..iv seen it but, dunno what it is..lol.. Is it like sugar..???

zip2play 10-23-2004 01:52 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
If you are trying to cut calories, sugar is a good place to start. So if you want sweetness without calories, your choices are NutraSweet (aspartame), Sweet and Low (saccharine), or Splenda (sucralose.) If you have easy access to Canadian markets (or virtually any other foreign markets), you can buy, or order cyclamate which sells there under the Sucraryl and Sugar Twin Brands.
Soon neotame and acesulfame may become common.

Choose on the basis of taste and price; they are all equally safe in sane amounts.

My fave for taste is cyclamate but ordering from Canada (and paying HUGE shipping costs) is a Royal Pain...I find saccarine nauseating so if I;m out of cyclamate, I choose aspartame or Splenda depending on what was handy.

Splena and Cyclamate are the choices for cooking.

Use what tastes best to YOU; peoples' taste buds differ WILDLY on this topic.

modert 10-23-2004 08:19 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
Personally, I avoid ALL artificial sweeteners - because, as you probably know, I avoid ALL chemical additives or preservatives in my diet. Artificial sweeteners are all toxic substances, regardless of which you choose. I would venture to guess that Sucralose/Spenda is probably the least offensive, I wouldn't go near aspartame with a 10-ft pole!. I still say you are better off using a small amount of real sugar if you are looking to sweeten something slightly (like cereal or a beverage). Better yet, once you stop sweetening, your taste for sweets WILL diminish and everything will start to taste naturally sweet, even water! :)

modert 10-24-2004 02:21 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
[QUOTE=Losec20mg]i dunno jess.. i never use it..what is splenda..iv seen it but, dunno what it is..lol.. Is it like sugar..???[/QUOTE]
Splenda resembles sugar in texture and taste, but has no calories. Supposed to be better for baking. Splenda is marketed as "derived from real sugar" but they don't tell you that it is chlorinated sugar! :eek:
I mean, c'mon, cow manure is "derived from green pastures" but it's highly toxic and I would not eat it! :D

AnitaPita 10-26-2004 03:34 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
lol jd.... :D
Has anyone noticed.....when you add Splenda to a hot drink like coffee...it sizzles? Its kind of freaky

modert 10-27-2004 12:38 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
[QUOTE=AnitaPita]lol jd.... :D
Has anyone noticed.....when you add Splenda to a hot drink like coffee...it sizzles? Its kind of freaky[/QUOTE]Sometimes it sizzles in the box when you are not looking... :p

washee 10-30-2004 08:16 AM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
There is a natural artificial sweetner that you can purchase at health food stores called STAVIA it might take u some time to get used to the taste difference, but oppossed to injesting all those chemicals what else can u do but get used to it quickly or abstain.

LooksLikeRain 10-31-2004 10:56 AM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
somebody said splenda doesn't have calories but i think it does. it has a carb a packet too i think.

zip2play 11-02-2004 05:08 AM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
I hear a sizzling noise coming from my kitchen...hmmm, what could it be:D!

bunnee 11-03-2004 07:48 PM

Re: Is splenda that bad? Better than aspartame?
 
I use stevia too.


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