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Artificial Sweeteners – Do You Really Want to Put These Chemicals in Your Body?

By request we’re taking a look at artificial sweeteners, their pros and cons. Then you can decide whether you really want to put these chemicals in your body.

Thought that you would be interested in a list of the FDA approved artificial sweeteners with their generic and trade names:

Saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet’N Low)
Acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One)
Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet)
Sucralose (Splenda)


Saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet’N Low)

Saccharin has been around the longest and went through a period of intense controversy in 1977 because it caused bladder tumors in rats. Although the FDA proposed banning it from the … Read the rest

Splenda – Consider the Risks

So what’s the problem with eating sweets?

The short answer – they all elevate your blood sugar too much! Sugar and bad fats are your worst enemies. When we’re told to stop eating sugar, we think, “Oh, I can’t eat table sugar (cane or beet sugar)”, so we look for a substitute. We think that agave syrup, honey, molasses, maple sugar, date sugar, etcetera must be ok.

No – they all still elevate blood sugar too much which leads to lots of degenerative diseases.

So if all of those calorie containing sweeteners ruin my health, I’ll switch to artificial sweeteners.… Read the rest