Splenda (Sucralose): Not Safe?

This is an interesting article that points out some facts and unanswered questions about the safety of Splenda, an artificial sweetener that has been gaining in popularity since 2000.

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3 Responses to 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. Nova says:

    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. JoAnn says:

    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.