By D-O-G Latest Reply 2008-12-21 10:35:10 -0600
Started 2008-12-20 18:05:03 -0600

What's up with that…why is it bad for u????

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GabbyPA 2008-12-21 10:35:10 -0600 Report

If you are meaning Splenda or sucurlose you will find a great divide in the camps of if it is good or bad for you.

My research and personal convictions guided me to remove it from my home. Though it is not as bad as Neutra Sweet a.k.a. aspertame, it is a man made checmical. They say it is derived from sugar, but it is not really true. It is chemically altered less sweet occuring sugars such as beets to make it taste sweet. What you end up with "chlorine" in your tea. Yep, that is the main component of it.

So as for me and my household, we do not use it. We do not eat sugar free foods that are marketed with artificial sweeteners. There are so many alternatives out there to choose from, so you don't have to feel locked in to it.

Stevia is good for mixing in drinks or putting on cereal.
Xylitol is great for baking
Raw Sugar is a good alternative for items that require little sugar in the recipe.
Agave nectar is wonderful for replacing honey in foods and glazes.
New to the market is Truvia, I am still researching it, but it is great and looks and acts more like sugar.

The other thing we are training ourselves to do is just eat more things with NO sweeteners in them anyway. You would be surprised how much better you feel and how good foods really taste when they are not drowned in sweet.

If we make Sweet a treat, not an every day thing, then it is where it belongs in our lifestyles.