SPLENDA DANGERS

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  1. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There's a new artificial sweetener on the block and it is already in a wide range of products, some even sold in health food stores and manufactured by nutritionally-oriented companies. But is it proven safe? Does it provide any benefit to the public? Does it help with weight loss? Are there any long term human studies? Has it been shown to be safe for the environment? The answer to all of these questions is unfortunately a resounding NO.

    The artificial sweetener sucralose, which is sold under the name Splenda, is one of the up-and-coming "next generation" of high-intensity sugar substitutes. It is non-caloric and about 600 times sweeter than sucrose (white table sugar), although it can vary from 320 tp 1,000 times sweeter, depending on the food application. The white crystalline powder tastes like a lot like sugar, but is more intense in its sweetness.


    The FDA acknowledges that sucralose "is produced at an approximate purity of 98%". While that may sound pretty pure, just what is in that other 2%? It turns out that the final sucralose product contains small amounts of potentially dangerous substances such as:

    * Heavy Metals (e.g., Lead)
    * Arsenic
    * Triphenilphosphine Oxide
    * Methanol
    * Chlorinated Disaccharides
    * Chlorinated Monosaccharide

    Read the rest here http://www.rense.com/general63/SPLENte.htm
     
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    Thanks, Sista Nisa.
     
  3. lewis

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    They don't put that on the label.

    I saw that Splenda was in the news for a while about some lawsuits. Anyone know the back story?
     
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    Of course not. But um america is the biggest promoter of death..smh
     
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    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My sister uses that mess all the time.
    It's lighter than cotton. A box of it equivalent to a 5 pound bag of sugar feels like it's nearly empty.

    But I heard it can really ruin your kidneys.

    I don't use sugar much, but I keep a batch of brown sugar at the crib for special treats.
     
  6. lewis

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    Then it should be on the label. :D

    I went searching after reading this and found some stuff about the lawsuit:

    Splenda Misleading Marketing Lawsuit

    Looks like they ain't sitting so pretty. Did anyone think splenda is as natural as sugar?
     
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    What about the "Equal" sugar immitator? My mom uses that because she's diabetic.

    What is it with all these sugars anyway? I heard the one in the pink pouches that they put in almost ever restaurant, diner, Dunkin Donuts, and fast-food place causes cancer. I'm not sure if that's a myth but I've never touched it again.
     
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    Chemical sweetener Aspartame found in
    Nutrasweet / Equal / Spoonful / Canderal / Benevia /
    carries a Dangerous toxic blend

    it ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction
    FDA has received over 5,500 complaints , a recent major study showed
    81% of the lables to be inaccurate and misleading these sweeteners
    effects other parts and areas of the human body Splenda have been found
    to be dangerous and even deadly

    I haven't heard of it to cause Cancer , less it's some hidden facts
    they don't put side effects on the lable so they can sell this product
    Americans have a love for using chemicals to products , it's always a
    warning sign that must be checked out before use..........................
     
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