Splenda is everywhere. I visit Costco at times and I see people load their shopping cart with 3 huge Splenda cases with big smiles on their faces. Ouch. My stomach turns at the thought.
Just because the FDA approved it doesn't mean Splenda is safe. Nor does it mean NutraSweet is safe (aka Aspartame). But that is a whole other ball of wax.
Sugar is sugar. Splenda is not sugar. Splenda is actually a chemically created product that uses substances such as chlorine.
Nothing is natural about that. People pay money to filter chlorine from their drinking water, shower water and even bathing water. So why would you want to go ahead and add chlorine to your drink and into your body? Don't.
The government uses chlorine in our drinking water as it is a matter of risk:benefit. They cannot have you drinking mass bacteria and dying. It is also not practical to filter chlorine from water coming into your house. It doesn't matter that you wash your car with chlorine or your clothes.
It does matter that you drink chlorine. Avoid it. Filter it.
Chlorine damages proteins. What are the substances which make your body parts move and keep you alive? Proteins.
What are the side effects of Splenda, also known as sucralose? Depends on the individual - most common is abdominal discomfort. I personally experience it. I used to sell a energy drink product on my website that had outstanding nutritive ingredients. I drank it and got upset stomach every time. I looked at the ingredients closely and found sucralose. I yanked it from my store.
I have located the FDA Report on Sucralose. Check it out. The makers of Splenda say it isn't absorbed by the human body. The FDA report shows it is. Up to 30% absorbed. That may not seem to be much but some pharmaceutical drugs have an absorption rate of only 5%.
Still not convinced? Well, once again, Dr Mercola has received numerous testimonials against Splenda. I encourage you to read them. Yes I am sure some of the testimonials are a bit inflated or inaccurate; however, the majority are legitimate and one should pay attention to what is said.
If you want your food to taste sweet, add some honey. Put in some sucanat. Take charge and protect yourself. There are no long term studies showing the safety of Splenda.
Would you jump from a plane with a prototype parachute? You'd want it tested first over and over yes?
Honey is a great substitute as it is less glycemic than white processed sugar and contains numerous minerals and other nutrients. Allergic? Bummer. Use sucanat. This is a less processed form of cane sugar.
Question companies. Question the safety of products on the shelves. Diabetes is rising so fast now as well as ADD/ADHD. Why? Look at what grocery stores sell. That is why. Processed garbage. Sift it out. Go have fun shopping at a farmers market.
In fact, I just found this cool website where they show you all the u-pick berry farms all over the USA and Cananda. Related to Splenda? No. It's natural and healthy.
Have fun picking berries and throwing away your Splenda.