Watch this if you eat splenda

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    Oct 29, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
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    Oct 29, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    It's amazing how many people still don't realize this.
    I've never used artificial sweeteners...just never trusted them anyway.
    Earlier this year I switched to raw sugar for everything, and wish they'd start using that in more products. It's a lot more expensive, but I'm willing to pay the extra.
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    Oct 29, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    I don't watch slow-moving documentaries. Is there a text summary of what they're saying somewhere?
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    Oct 29, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI don't watch slow-moving documentaries. Is there a text summary of what they're saying somewhere?
    It's actually more about the active ingredient in Splenda, which is aspartame.
    Lots of reading material about that, though as I said above, I thought it was common knowledge by now.
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    Oct 30, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    Aspartame is in Equal. The active ingredient in Splenda is sucralose.
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    Oct 30, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
    berry8330 saidAspartame is in Equal. The active ingredient in Splenda is sucralose.
    Oh, I stand corrected. icon_lol.gif
    Either way, I still think ALL artificial sweetener is evil.
    Nature did it best with sugar cane. For me, there's no substitute.
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    Oct 30, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    Have you tried Stevia?
    You might want to look into it.

    I heard about Splenda that, while it has almost 0 calories, it actually promotes weight gain. But I can't document that, so it is hearsay.
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    This is misleading at best; the video is about aspartame:
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

    Splenda is derived from natural sugar; however it is processed and it's chemical structure differs from natural sugar:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose

    Watch out for dihydrogen oxide as well, it's in nearly everything you ingest...
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Aspartame has been found to have no negative side effects apart from one study which indicated it could decompose into formaldehyde in rats...that study has yet to be reproduced with significant results

    If the average american were to replace their 2 a day soda habit with artificial sweeteners it would remove 350 calories that would turn back time to pre 1985 (as calorie consumption by americans has increased by 300 per person since 1985) not counting contributions from a decrease in exercise

    Thus rates of obesity would look like this

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    instead of this

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    Oct 31, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    berry8330 saidAspartame is in Equal. The active ingredient in Splenda is sucralose.
    Oh, I stand corrected. icon_lol.gif
    Either way, I still think ALL artificial sweetener is evil.
    Nature did it best with sugar cane. For me, there's no substitute.



    Your confusion came because Splenda (made of sucralose) is used in the title of the thread and then a video about aspartame follows. The OP should probably correct the error in the title.
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    Oct 31, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    my great grandma lived 100 and something years.. she didnt have sucralose, aspercreme. maltose..e etc/


    ok i am being done but u get what i am saying
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    Oct 31, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    bradsmith saidThis is misleading at best; the video is about aspartame:
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

    Splenda is derived from natural sugar; however it is processed and it's chemical structure differs from natural sugar:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose

    Watch out for dihydrogen oxide as well, it's in nearly everything you ingest...

    You think your so clever!icon_lol.gif
    3 hydroxide groups in sucrose-natural sugar-are substituted with chlorine groups. These organic chlorine groups, although toxic when chlorine is used on its own, in sucralose are highly stable and do not break down.
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    Oct 31, 2010 11:44 AM GMT
    Heartrobb said
    paulflexes said
    berry8330 saidAspartame is in Equal. The active ingredient in Splenda is sucralose.
    Oh, I stand corrected. icon_lol.gif
    Either way, I still think ALL artificial sweetener is evil.
    Nature did it best with sugar cane. For me, there's no substitute.



    Your confusion came because Splenda (made of sucralose) is used in the title of the thread and then a video about aspartame follows. The OP should probably correct the error in the title.
    True. I wasn't going to point the blame, though...I knew Splenda used sucralose...just had a Freudian brainfart.
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    Oct 31, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    I avoid aspartame because of my epilepsy. Some of my neurologists have told me it can trigger my seizures, while others have said there's no solid proof of that connection.

    I do know that the number of my seizure episodes decreased when I stopped using Equal in my morning coffee. But since I don't have an immediate reaction, the seizures usually happening later in the day, it's not easy to establish a direct relationship, only able to note the total number over a given time period. To be safe I also avoid all diet drinks, most of which contain aspartame in the US.

    I used to regularly attend a certain gay nightclub, where I'd often have mixed drinks with Coke. Then for roughly a month-long period, at about 3 hours into each night, I was routinely starting to experience seizures. Sometimes just minor ones that quickly passed, but a few that made me unconscious, and the club called an ambulance once.

    One night as I was watching the bartender-owner make my drink I thought I saw his finger press the "Diet Coke" button on the flexible dispenser hose they used. He confirmed that to me, saying all the guys there wanted diet, and that's what I'd been getting all along from him, too, whenever he tended bar. Which he'd been doing the last month because one of his bartenders had quit. I told him I couldn't have diet, regular only from now on, and afterwards I always watched to check.

    Sure enough the seizures at the club stopped. Alcohol can also contribute to a seizure, mainly I understand because it reduces the effectiveness of my meds, and so I can never drink too much ( icon_cry.gif ). I think the combination of aspartame in the Diet Coke with alcohol was defeating the anti-convulsant meds I take.

    Bottom line: I read the fine print of ingredients, especially for soft drinks, confections and other sweetened items, and avoid aspartame at all times. If you're not an epileptic like me this may not be a concern for you.
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    Nov 01, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSoft drinks normally have other crap in them as well. Colas have phosphates and beverages like Mountain Dew have obscene amounts of caffeine. Then on top of that they are either laden with sugar or synthetic sweeteners.

    I cannot understand the draw to put this in your body.

    I like my Zero purified water.


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    Speaking of Zero water...do you find you have to replace that filter WAAAAY more than they tell you your supposed to? Mine gets a funky vinegary taste after like 2-3 weeks so I stopped using it and got something completely different....

    In regards to the fake sugars...didn't they animal test these things in the 80s and found NutraSweet gave mice cancer in high dosages over long periods of time? I think it was even printed on the label in red lol...but its hard to tell with some many fraudulent claims flying around on the internet.

    But hey even if a rumor, thats enough for me to not put this nasty tasting crap in me.

    Thank you Snopes!
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    Nov 02, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    I've tried artificial sweeteners and never liked them. I like real sugar in foods and drinks. There was a saccharin scare for many years, and anything containing it had to be labeled that it caused cancer in some rats. Year later the warning was removed when they found that rats and humans reacted differently to saccharin.
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    Nov 02, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    If you stuff a rat with enough of anything, it is going to get ill. The same applies to humans. That does not mean everything is intrinsically bad for you.
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    Nov 07, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Americans average two sodas a day?!

    Well, whatever, I prolly average the same in twenty minutes on a weekend with shooters...
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    Nov 08, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    makavelli saidAmericans average two sodas a day?!

    Well, whatever, I prolly average the same in twenty minutes on a weekend with shooters...


    Well 600mL which is one and 3/4 around about the turn of the century icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 08, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    Swaggerjock80 saidmy great grandma lived 100 and something years.. she didnt have sucralose, aspercreme. maltose..e etc/


    ok i am being done but u get what i am saying


    not really. a anecdotal data point of 1 tells nothing at all.
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    Nov 08, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    commoncoll said
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    3 hydroxide groups in sucrose-natural sugar-are substituted with chlorine groups. These organic chlorine groups, although toxic when chlorine is used on its own, in sucralose are highly stable and do not break down.


    BRB tossing out all the salt!!!
  • hdurdinr

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    Nov 08, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I know a whole team of oncologists, none of whom use artificial sweeteners - take from that what you will.
    I use xylitol, a natural sugar- it doesn't require insulin to be digested and is good for your teeth!
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    Nov 08, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Nucleophilic haloalkane substitution is bad folks. Sucralose has the chemical composition
    200px-Sucralose2.svg.png
    Eating Splenda is basically like sloughing off free Chlorine Radicals in your body to do what ever damage they please. Even more interesting is how closely sucralose resembles DDT! When it is cleaved in half it can have the exact chlorine/carbon ring radicals that the poison has when it is cleaved in half. These radicals can combine with each other and other compounds in unpredictable and dangerous ways.

    DDT
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    Nov 08, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    bpguru saidNucleophilic haloalkane substitution is bad folks. Sucralose has the chemical composition
    200px-Sucralose2.svg.png
    Eating Splenda is basically like sloughing off free Chlorine Radicals in your body to do what ever damage they please. Even more interesting is how closely sucralose resembles DDT! When it is cleaved in half it can have the exact chlorine/carbon ring radicals that the poison has when it is cleaved in half. These radicals can combine with each other and other compounds in unpredictable and dangerous ways.

    DDT
    ddt.gif



    wao babe .... good explanation there ... icon_razz.gif
    .......... so back to my brown sugar ;)
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    Nov 08, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    bpguru saidNucleophilic haloalkane substitution is bad folks. Sucralose has the chemical composition
    200px-Sucralose2.svg.png
    Eating Splenda is basically like sloughing off free Chlorine Radicals in your body to do what ever damage they please. Even more interesting is how closely sucralose resembles DDT! When it is cleaved in half it can have the exact chlorine/carbon ring radicals that the poison has when it is cleaved in half. These radicals can combine with each other and other compounds in unpredictable and dangerous ways.

    DDT
    ddt.gif


    are you saying because IF you theoretically cleaved sucralose in half since it looks similar to some other chemical IF also cleaved in half is dangerous? do you work in biochemistry or something?