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Splenda Warnings: Learn the Facts!

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Learn why splenda can be extremely dangerous for your well-being!

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									                       Splenda Warnings: The Scary Truth


While artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are understood to be dangerous, not as
many people are aware of any Splenda warnings. I must admit that I used to be a huge
fan of this stuff. I never liked stuff like 'sweet n' low' because I actually thought it tasted
salty. But when Splenda hit every Starbucks, I fell in love. Tastes just like sugar, but with
zero calories?! But a part of me knew that it's too good to be true, so I did some research
on the matter. In this article I'll go over some of the things I learned about Splenda. So
before grabbing those yellow packets and using them to sweeten your Starbucks coffee,
read this article!

Splenda is the marketing name of sucralose, an artificial sweetener hailed as being more
healthy than the rest because it is made from sugar, therefore making it natural. The truth
lies somewhere in the middle. While sucralose does start with sucrose, aka sugar, it then
goes through a chemical process of chlorination. This means that scientists replace 3
hydrocxyl groups of sugar with the same amount of chlorine atoms. The scary part here is
that chlorine atoms have been demonstrated to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing) when
consumed in large quantities. Do you still agree with the Splenda marketing team that
sucralose is 'natural'?

Another huge problem with Splenda is that there just isn't enough research done to see if
it's safe. Since the only studies on the stuff before it was released into the market were
done b the company itself, or other companies marketing Splenda, I find it hard to
completely trust the results., even though they are far from positive. These research
studies found that rats consuming Sucralose developed enlarged kidneys and liver,
shrinkage of the thymus glands, reduced growth rate in younger rats,lowered red blood
cell count, aborted pregnancy, and decreased fetal weight and placenta amounts. This
makes me wonder why the FDA approved it in Canada and the US at all. Additionally,
NO long-term studies have been done on it at all. This means that if you are a Splenda
consumer, then you're a long-term study subject.

You may wonder why the rats had these symptoms. Thsi is probably due to the fact that
sucralose is chlorinated. Some studies show that up to 40 percent of the chlorine can be
absorbed when consuming Splenda! When absorbed, the liver, kidneys, and digestive
tract are where most of it goes.

Even though the FDA approved Splenda, there are many organizations that cite the
dangers of the stuff. For example, the US Sugar Association stated that Sucralose is a
chlorocarbon, and thus quite toxic. Additionally, as I already mentioned earlier, it stated
that no long term studies have been performed on Splenda. Finally, it noted that up to a
quarter of the Splenda consumed by an individual is absorbed by his/her digestive
system.
Here are some reports of negative side effects from Sucralose from individuals who
consumed it: rash, diarrhea, migraines, dizziness, bladder problems, stomach pain,
swelling, muscle aches, and intestinal problems.

So, I suggest that unless you want to become a human lab-rat for Splenda side effects,
you stay away from it! Remember that health is most important in losing weight and that
you should not be making yourself sick in order to avoid the calories from sugar. If you
want to get an actual natural sweetener that is lower in calories than sugar, I suggest
Stevia or Sorbitol, which are both natural and healthy.

If you have any Splenda stories of your own, share them with me and the other readers by
posting it on the comments section of my blog!

For more great advice on staying fit and healthy, visit my website Splenda Warnings and
get in better shape today.

								
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