artificial sweeteners

By Latest Reply 2008-09-25 00:40:31 -0500
Started 2008-09-24 07:57:37 -0500

I do not understand how these can be useful; It seems to me there has to be something bad in them if they are a replacement for sugar. Other than making your food and drink sweet for you, do they do any harm? Cos' I think reintroducing the taste of sugar alone can be harmful.

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GabbyPA 2008-09-24 11:22:22 -0500 Report

Here is the link to my review here. You can buy the book directly from It is an eye opening read.

2008-09-24 22:35:23 -0500 Report

I saw and reviewed that book. It does look very interesting. Thanks very much for your input. Feels great to have people to answer your questions and add advice as you need it.

GabbyPA 2008-09-24 11:07:06 -0500 Report

You get a Gold Star! Yes, that stuff is no good for any of us.

Check out my book reviews this subject. Go natural. Raw sugar is much better for us than artificial anything. What we have to learn is how to eat less sweet. I know I sound like a broken record, but our ancestors used to consume 4 pounds of honey a we consume 150 pounds of Refined White sugar a year. That is per person, on average.

Besides the toxin that both Neutra Sweet and Splenda have in them, there is a funny thing that happens to our brains. Our mouth says "I ate something sweet" our body reacts. When it finds no sugar it gets confused and asks for we crave more to fill the brains calling. It becomes a vicious cycle until we can break it.

We eliminated all sugar free items from our house. I gave it away, threw it away, and washed down the sink. In the hard times my family is in, it was a hard decision. But now, we feel so much better. I thought I would die without my diet Coke, but I don't miss it at all now.

So yes, you are right. Artificial is not good for us on any level. Trans fats are the same way, it is artificial and filling our bodies with toxins. It makes it kind of hard as we try to find substitutes, but we can do it. I went thru a lot of them, but now I have settled on Agave Nectar for most of my needs, Stevia and xylitol for cooking if I need it, and raw sugar on occassion.

2008-09-24 11:17:35 -0500 Report

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought it was a little ridiculous to use artificial sweeteners, because then you would want to crave for more. How do I find that book?

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