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Old 02-10-2009, 06:00 AM
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Thumbs down Dangers of Splenda

If you are taking it, stop now.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James Turner, chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists at Duke University. "The report makes it clear that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose pose a threat to the people who consume the product. Hundreds of consumers have complained to us about side effects from using Splenda and this study, published this past week in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, confirms that the chemicals in the little yellow package should carry a big red warning label," said Turner.

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:10 AM
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I'll stick with aspartame,at least I'll only suffer a stroke with that.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:34 AM
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I'll stick with aspartame,at least I'll only suffer a stroke with that.
I will just stick with Sugar!
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:18 AM
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I will just stick with Sugar!
Me too!In distilled form though goes down the gullet easier.
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Gurkha, I think it was you who turned me onto Demerara sugar a couple of years ago. Never did care much for the artificial stuff...
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:37 AM
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Gurkha, I think it was you who turned me onto Demerara sugar a couple of years ago. Never did care much for the artificial stuff...
Yep demerara is fine, so is Jaggery from palm and date as well as Stevia which is truly guilt free sweet as it is probiotic so its good for you as well. Also diabetics are totally safe on Stevia and the side effect believe it or not is that its good for your teeth as well.

Yeah.........I also like distilled sugar
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:36 PM
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Just say no. I stopped drinking anything with aspartame in it, bothered my joints. Best to stick with sugar.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:54 PM
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They couldnt conduct the study on a human? How hard would it be to give someone some splenda and study their stomach and intestines for the absence of normally present good bacteria?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:03 PM
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People should just stop searching for the magic pill.

30-40 minutes of exercise a day and don't eat too much. That'll solve most non-genetic problems.

Unless of course you caught the fat virus.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:17 PM
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People should just stop searching for the magic pill.

30-40 minutes of exercise a day and don't eat too much. That'll solve most non-genetic problems.

Unless of course you caught the fat virus.
If there is one thing we manufacture well in the US it's diet products. I agree less intake and more output will keep us in better shape but sometimes it just isn't that easy. National Geographic had a program on about two weeks ago on fat and obesity that was a real eye opener.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:41 PM
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I haven't trusted artificial sweeteners, ever since I heard about that deal with cyclamate in the late 60's/early 70's.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:46 PM
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I prefer sugar, at least I know what its doing to me.
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splenda is just nasty tasting dont know how any could like it
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:57 AM
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Give Stevia a try.
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Artificial sweeteners give me a headache.

You ever had real CocaCola? If you buy it in Canada it's made with cane sugar, not corn syrup...

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