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Monday, January 10, 2011

Disturbing Information I found out about Splenda

Okay so in my researching throughout the day I found out a few things. Splenda, which I have known is bad for you for a while has just gotten more infamous on my list. Do you use Splenda? Most people do because they've tried the White Processed/Bleached Stevia Powders and didn't like the bitter aftertaste. The truth is here that Splenda is a sugar derivative. Basically they take sugar and add three Chlorine anions(Cl-) to sugar to make it different. No big deal right?

Wrong! Apparently Splenda, when ingested is broken down into Formaldehyde. If this sounds familiar that's because it was used for a very long time in preserving objects such as internal organs for future study. (I'm sure most people remember dissecting a frog or cat, up until recently they used formaldehyde) The FDA says Splenda is still okay, however there have been many studies where the lab mice produced cancer, the male mice became infertile and the female mice had more miscarriages and pregnancy problems.

What I've also found is that for every tiny packet you use(in which you think there are 0 Calories) there are actually 4 Cal. There is a loophole somewhere that says if there are less than 10 Cal per ounce(or something like that) that they can claim 0 Calories! That's horrible!

Anyways, I had never known how Splenda was made, but now that I know I'm definitely against it!

Look the whole point of this is...the less processed your food and sweeteners are the better for you they're going to be! The less chemicals used on your foods the better! Make sure you read the ingredients on the box of Stevia or sweetener you buy, you might be surprised! If you're looking for an alternative sweetener and want to try Stevia, make sure the powder you buy is GREEN! If it's not green it's been chemically processed!

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you. Splenda has been represented so people think it is ok and it is not! There is not one single artificial sweetener I would put in my body.
    Many people think stevia tastes chemically and that is because the kind they are using has been so processed it is now a chemical. I love stevia and bake with it all of the time.

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  2. Oh I know! Lots of people don't realise. The truth is, the less processed your foods and sweeteners are the better off you'll be.

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