I am insulin dependent. There is a lot of controversey about splenda, stevia, and truvia. Can you tell me which is safest?
Both Splenda (sucralose) and Truvia (stevia leaf extract, or rebiana) have received approval from the FDA and are considered to be “safe” non-nutritive sweeteners to use as a table sweetener and in cooking and baking. Splenda has been rigorously tested and more than 100 studies over 20 years have shown it to be safe. Stevia leaf extract, found in Truvia and Purevia, for example, is different than stevia. This is a purified extract from the stevia leaf, and manufacturers received FDA approval in 2008 for its use in sweeteners. Other forms of stevia have not received FDA approval and therefore, at this time, cannot be guaranteed as being safe.