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Is Splenda Dangerous?

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question Is Splenda Dangerous?

I agree, I think Splenda is very bad for you, but it's true there hasn't been enough time to see the long-term effect. I use stevia, it comes in liquid and powder. It's sweet, no calories and 100% natural. Anyone heard of it? One of the brands is now out, it's called Truvia.

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Re: splenda dangerous?

I think it is probably OK since it is mad from real sugar. However, it is distilled with chlorine so anyone with a chlorine sensitivity should avoid.

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Re: splenda dangerous?

I would strongly recommend against splenda. Don't use it

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Re: splenda dangerous?

Some studies have found that people who eat a lot of artificial sweeteners get fatter than those who do not. Perhaps because the sweet taste tricks the body into looking for calories; when the calories are not present, more hunger is triggered?

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Re: splenda dangerous?

You will hear MANY different opinions on this. I think it's best to only have them in moderation, just in case. I remember a thread about a poster who ate hundreds of packets of Splenda per day. I would be concerned about this! There have been studies on artificial sweeteners that suggest they can cause cancer, but keep in mind that these are not 100% proven and often are tested with very large amounts of splenda. Most people would never eat that amount.

I try to avoid too much sugar and if I do have splenda, it's only 1-2 packets for the whole day, or none at all. Sugary things make my energy level crash and feel awful. I don't like regular soda, so if I have some, I have diet. I just limit how much I have and try to drink mostly water anyway. Water is always a good choice ! I can safely say that artificial sweeteners don't make me gain weight and do NOT make me crave sweets. In fact, I am not a big sweets person at all. Some people do have side effects from them though and end up craving more sweets, thus gaining weight.

I'd limit any kind of sweetener, even regular sugar. I just try to have things in their natural form without adding too much bad stuff to them. If I want something sweet, I'll get some fresh berries. I know some people who like to use honey for sweetener.

Just remember, MANY things out there can make you sick, give you cancer, etc! It's nearly impossible to avoid them all. I think it's really funny when some people I know personally are so against artificial sweeteners, yet they will eat junk food! Just keep it all in moderation and aim for mostly healthy natural stuff

PS, I refuse to give up sugar-free gum though. Gum with sugar?? Yuck! Talk about not having a fresh feeling!

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Re: splenda dangerous?

I have read (Dr Mercola news letter)that some recent studies about Slenda does have an bad effect on your digestion and it does in about 50% of your friendly bacteria in your GI tract that aids digestion.

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