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  • Sucralose (Splenda)

    If we're going to talk about aspartame, lets also take a minute to discuss sucralose AKA Splenda. Take a look at the dangers of this increasingly popular 'diet' sweetner. There is a ton of great sucralose info here: http://www.karlloren.com/Diabetes/p40.htm
    http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/
    http://www.mercola.com/2000/dec/3/sucralose_dangers.htm

    No carbs, no calories, no fat...
    Ever hear that old saying, that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is?

  • #2
    Did anyone ever hear of a new sweetner called Tagatose marketed under the brand name Naturlose? It's made by a company called Spherix.

    Know anything about it?

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    • #3
      Interesting notes... anyone reading the page put up by "Dr." Mercola can readily ascertain that this person is most certianly Not a doctor. Also of note, every single Anti-splenda site lists the same source...the "Dr". He does not report the actual facts on studies done on sucralose. Sucralose sweetener has been under intense study for Many years and has been on the consumer market for more than 10 years in Canada, during which time the USFDA has been researching sucralose. It appears the information on the dangers of sucralose came from the same source as "Bill Gates will pay you for every e-mail you send" and "Snakes in the ballpit at McDonalds"

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      • #4
        If it's not natural, then it's probably not safe. Anyone with a brain should know that. And if you're on a diet you shouldn't even be drinking soda period. You should be drinking water. I know that from my own experience.

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        • #5
          Yeah, well I'm sorry, but I like to drink something with flavor, something water doesn't have. And I also think the Splenda "studies" are BS and just a lame attempt at sparking controversy.

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          • #6
            I came across this article rece3ntly about Splenda. All the info coming out about them makes me a bit uneasy.
            http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050324/dcth023_4.html
            Go Cats!

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            • #7
              blah i dont believe that..

              Splenda is growing and becoming popular...

              Its like when they went from cane sugar to corn syrup.. splenda will take the place of other diet sweetners

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              • #8
                There is a lot of negative information that has arisen about Splenda recently though. I'm wondering if where there's smoke, there's fire.
                Go Cats!

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                • #9
                  (not directed at anybody) People always look for what's wrong with a new product before they look for the benefits. I've heard good & bad about it.

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                  • #10
                    That's definitely true. Here's an interesting article that is worth a read. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...nt/weekly/food
                    Go Cats!

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                    • #11
                      Xylitol is where it's at though, it can actually reverse tooth decay and occurs naturally.

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                      • #12
                        What is Xylitol? It's another sweetner like Splenda? I've never heard of it. Is it natural, or does it have to go through a similar chemical manufacturing process to Splenda?
                        Go Cats!

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                        • #13
                          Most of the artificial sweeteners are bad for you, but then again... if sugar had been "invented" today it would probably be classified a poison.

                          Most of the tests are done with extreme dosis on small animals, every substance is lethal in the right dose.... even water!
                          My kingdom for a can of <a href=\"http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/Encyc-66-Slurm/\" target=\"_blank\">slurm</a>!

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                          • #14
                            Splenda is not very good. Basically chlorine derivative..

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                            • #15
                              Xylitol, maltitol, sorbitol, anything-tol are all alcohol sugars. Most are naturally occuring in both fruits and vegetables. The nice thing about all of the alcohol sugars is that they are non-cariogenic, they don't cause cavities. They are also good for diabetics as they have little, if any, effect on blood sugar. In fact, many of these sugars also have antimicrobial properties.

                              Personally, I like the flavor of xylitol best, but a blend of these sugars gives a mouth-feel and sweetness similar to table sugar with none of the unwanted side-effects.

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