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    Is Splenda harmful?

    I recently picked up some Splenda. This stuff makes my oatmeal taste great (along with some cinnamon).

    As always (with sugar substitutes) some friends have spouted out that Splenda is harmful for me. Is this true or just some knee-jerk reaction?

    I looked on the web for any facts and have only found (so far) one site that had bad things to say about Splenda. I should point out that the site was payed for and created by the Sugar Association of America. Who, by the way, has filed a lawsuit.

    And to be fair and balanced, here's a pro-Splenda website.

    I should also note that the makers of Nutrasweet believe Splenda is bad for you.

    So, what are your thoughts?

    Thanks for any information.

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    Moderation is the key
    1-3 packets a day not going to harm you

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    The site you posted doesnt give any proof as to why splenda is bad. They say that it hasnt been proven safe to eat yet, so it has to be horrible. I understand how chlorine is bad for you, but many diff salts contain chlorine as well and are very beficial to your body. A single type of element can kill you, but when combined with others into a molecule it can have the completely opposite effect.
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    But some molecules can be broken down within your body into their sub-components, thus releasing whatever particals within that have been deemed dangerous. So it all depends.
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    I've been using Stevia lately! Super sweet stuff and is all natural.
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    I think all this "Splenda is bad" hype was started because the Sugar companies know that Splenda, unless proven bad for you, will probably over take the market for sweeteners.

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    I love my Splenda. It's just bloody expensive. So when I go out to eat, I take the packets from the table





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    i dont use the packets. i use one teaspoon a day. this too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcelKrush
    The site you posted doesnt give any proof as to why splenda is bad. They say that it hasnt been proven safe to eat yet, so it has to be horrible.
    This was my thought as well.

    So far all the negative comments that I've found about Splenda originate from the Sugar Association of America.

    I'll take Propaganda for $800, Alex.

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    Splenda WILL kill you. As will exercise, obesity, soberity, alcoholism, breathing mountain fresh air, smoking, and sex. Eventually, we all die. Blame it on whatever you'd like.





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    I may be in the minority here, but whenever I use Splenda it gives me a sore throat. I can usually tell a product has Splenda in it at within seconds without looking at the active ingredients. I've also known people who get headaches whenever they use Splenda. Not saying it's bad, but I don't think it's for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musclepump
    Splenda WILL kill you. As will exercise, obesity, soberity, alcoholism, breathing mountain fresh air, smoking, and sex. Eventually, we all die. Blame it on whatever you'd like.
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfs3
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."
    "Marry the wrong person, and a lifetime can seem like an eternity."

    Oh, and I like Splenda.
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrguy
    I've been using Stevia lately! Super sweet stuff and is all natural.
    i heard this was the best way to go so i'm going to try it.

    you don't get what you wish for ~ you get what you work for

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrguy
    I've been using Stevia lately! Super sweet stuff and is all natural.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockgazer69
    i heard this was the best way to go so i'm going to try it.
    Good stuff

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