have any of you read the new study on splenda and diabetes?

theladyiscrazy
By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2014-01-11 17:36:42 -0600
Started 2014-01-10 16:10:49 -0600

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denipink57
denipink57 2014-01-11 17:36:42 -0600 Report

all artificial sweeteners are nothing but toxic period. don't fool yourself.

use raw honey, agave nectar or stevia. these are all natural and while they register as plain sugar on the diabetes radar, at least they are healthy.

Denise

Copperchef
Copperchef 2014-01-11 15:32:44 -0600 Report

I have stopped using all NNS sweeteners and also all artificial sweeteners. I feel so much better, but also, have found that my body does not respond to natural sugar as bad as it did before. I am still real conservative with sugars, but I do use natural raw honey, natural cane sugar(unprocessed), fresh pineapple juice and apple cider.(All these I use in cooking.) I'm type II, but find my blood sugar response to be interesting.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-01-10 21:02:15 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing this study. It's a small study and will need to be repeated, and it's interesting that the participants didn't use sugar substitutes. There are a lot of questions to ask about sugar substitutes and I'm glad that some researchers are starting to address these questions. ~Lynn @Glucerna

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2014-01-11 10:57:31 -0600 Report

Me too. I don't utilize artificial sweeteners as I am allergic to them. I am now trying to work with Stevia (but the pure liquid kind not the altered mixed with maltodextrin type thing). I also use natural sweeteners (honey and real maple syrup) but limit those (like in a recipe).

jaydoubleyou23
jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-10 19:13:32 -0600 Report

I just feel like it's not worth consuming with all the things it can lead to. Very interesting article though. Hopefully they can elaborate on the study a little bit!