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post #16 of 23
Edited: Please see the remarks below.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by whodini
Their information may be well and good, but what alarms me more than the possible unknown side effects of Splenda is Nexus' front page:
"NEXUS is an international bi-monthly alternative news magazine, covering the fields of: Health Alternatives; Suppressed Science; Earth's Ancient Past; UFOs & the Unexplained; and Government Cover-Ups."

Yeah, great.

Perhaps in your haste to reply, you neglected to note that I clearly and intentionally pointed out that same information in the initial paragraph of my first post in this thread? Surely you aren't one to kill the messenger; are you?

Additionally, I clearly pointed out in the last sentence of my second post that the long-term effects of Splenda/sucralose usage are yet to be known.

Relax a little bit. The Splenda might be causing you to overlook a few things. Anyway, I drink to your health without any artificial sweeteners in my beverage!

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post #18 of 23
When I saw you quote me I figured you were trying to use nexus' "research" as an argument point as to why you don't use artificial sweetners including Splenda and were not solely trying to fill the thread of alternative theories on the matter; I saw it as "This article is one of the reasons why I stick to natural sugar" instead of "Here are some questionable opinions but I use natural sugar regardless." My mistake. It's hard for me relax on the matter as people often throw out blanket statements like "Artificial sweetners give you brain tumors" and then source ghost studies, research, or friend-of-a-friend's as empirical evidence, especially when it is a product I use every day. Or perhaps it's the 15% absorbed Splenda in my body causing my paranoia.
post #19 of 23
If you're trying to lose weight, fake sweets can feed your craving for real sweets.... so you end up eating more calories in the end.

Seems to be more of a problem for women, though some men have sugar cravings too.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by greg_atlanta
If you're trying to lose weight, fake sweets can feed your craving for real sweets.... so you end up eating more calories in the end.

Seems to be more of a problem for women, though some men have sugar cravings too.

you scare me with your avatar
post #21 of 23
When I went to the Bahamas 15 years ago, the Customs guards were all chewing sugar cane--that's how you get a natural sugar fix.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
When I went to the Bahamas 15 years ago, the Customs guards were all chewing sugar cane--that's how you get a natural sugar fix.
We do the same down here in CR. If you've never had cane before I've seen several specialty supermarkets sell it in vacuumed plastic. Not nearly as good as when fresh, but you'll get the idea. Note: You don't swallow it.
post #23 of 23
I put Splenda in my coffee, and drink about 4 or 5 diet sodas a day. I've researched the issue thoroughly and have found no credible evidence that either sucralose or aspertame are dangerous when you drink them in ordinary quantities.
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