0 thoughts on “Splenda (Sucralose): Not Safe?

  1. I was suspicious of the stuff instantly – if for no other reason than it seemed to be too good to be true.
    When that happens, usually it’s a case of marketing hype, and often there are many undiscovered skeletons in its proverbial closet.
    I think the biggest concern is the lack of independent testing. Not that the “recommended dose” wouldn’t also be a concern. It’s not like the U.S. is a nation of sweet tooths, or anything. Oy.

  2. The safest non-sugar sweetener is Stevia — which is a simple berry that grows in the Amazon — it has no calories and is much sweeter than sugar, doesn’t cause tooth-decay, is totally safe, and also makes the body alkaline (prevents disease) — you can get it in any health food store. It’s the only sugar substitute I trust. Tastes better than saccharine too.

  3. I avoid Splenda. First it has an aftertaste. It has a chemical taste and it is not a real sugar. I have been researching Xylitol which helps prevent tooth decay, no chemical or after taste. It is a sugar (from birch trees) with fewer calories than sucrose and is beneficial for diabetics.
    I have tasted Stevia but not tried it yet. On first try it is MUCH too sweet and I have a friend who is diabetic and was told that Stevia was a good replacement. NOT!!! Her sugar shot way up.