'Anyone who values their health should avoid using Splenda at all costs. An increasing number of scientific literature warns about the numerous adverse effects of using this artificial sweetener.
Earlier animal-based studies established links between sucralose and the onset of leukemia and diabetes. But a 2013 review uncovered the hidden health issues of Splenda long after many people consumed large quantities of it.
The sweetener is a highly recommended ingredient for baked goods. However, the baking process triggers chemical reactions in sucralose that produce toxic chlorinated compounds. These include dioxins, long-lived chemical compounds usually found in industrial processes and considered to be carcinogens.
Chlorinated compounds are the tip of the iceberg of health problems associated with sucralose. Researchers from North Carolina State University identified many other concerns that the manufacturers of the artificial sweetener – McNeil Nutritionals, a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson – did not catch during testing or reveal to the public.
Splenda is not safe at all, especially for diabetics and kids
Despite being advertised as safe for people with diabetes, Splenda changes metabolic parameters by raising blood sugar and insulin levels. It disrupts a wide range of organochlorine class pharmaceutical drugs and triggers bodily functions that it should not be able to influence.
Sucralose leaves behind unknown compounds that pose potential consequences on health and the environment. It reduces the number of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, increases the population of harmful bacteria, affects the recovery of the gut microflora for months, and changes the pH level of the intestinal environment.'
Read more: Splenda found to have a dizzying array of safety concerns… read this before you add the sweetener to your coffee
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