I am insulin dependent. There is a lot of controversey about splenda, stevia, and truvia. Can you tell me which is safest?

Amy Campbell


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.

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dmsinpa 2013-08-31 11:56:44 -0500 Report

I have heard that Aspartame is the one to stay away from. Most diet soda contains it…so I've been staying away from soda altogether. I understand that Zevia soda is available in limited areas…but I haven't been able to find it!! Any suggestions???

Tootsie23 2013-03-02 11:32:04 -0600 Report

You may want to try this all natural sweetener. It is called xylenol. It is all organic and we are a family of diabetics and it does not spike or raise our sugar levels. But everyone is different and you may want to sample it with something small such as a batch of cookies or with something of that nature. My aunt is a nutrtionist and she swears by it for diabetics