Terrifying new risk of no-cal sugar substitute
Whether it’s a candy bar or soft drink made with refined sugar, or a “diet” snack or beverage made with a no-cal sweetener, you’re pretty much poisoning yourself whenever you put that garbage into your body.
Whether they’re full of calories or have no calories at all, they’re all dangerous – and the latest research shows why you should avoid the increasingly popular fake sugar known as “sucralose,” a.k.a. Splenda.
The study on rats found that the more sucralose the males were fed, the higher the risk of cancerous tumors and hematopoietic neoplasias (a.k.a. leukemias, lymphomas, and plasma cell disorders). In females, higher levels of sucralose led to more benign tumors and more tumors overall, including growths in the stomach, ovaries, and uterus.
The study was on rats – but, if you ask me, it doesn’t take a giant leap for the link between Splenda and cancer to apply to humans.
See, the people who make sucralose claim it’s “made from sugar,” when in reality, sucralose is created by taking a sugar molecule, plucking out certain hydrogen-oxygen groups, and replacing them with chlorine atoms.
Yes, CHLORINE… that stuff that kills off bacteria in your swimming pool!
And it’s not just those packets at the coffeehouse or on the table at your local diner. Sucralose is used in lots of those “diet” and “low calorie” or “no sugar added” packaged foods, presented by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative. But as the new study shows, it could cause cancer.
This most recent study isn’t even the first piece of research to raise the alarm about sucralose. In 2013, a study found that this “no calorie” sweetener actually raised peak plasma glucose concentrations in obese people, or the very folks who make the switch to a no-cal sweetener looking for some help easing their problems with blood sugar control.
Now, if you think you can just switch from yellow to blue or pink the next time you want to sweeten your iced tea, don’t expect to find anything better out there. The other options, like aspartame and saccharin, are even more dangerous.
If you’ve been drinking your java “light and sweet,” it’s time to take a trip to the dark side and start taking it black. You’ll not only learn what coffee REALLY tastes like when it’s not masked by sweeteners…but you may just love it.
It would be quite a shock to go from sugar-sweet coffee to unsweetened coffee in a single day, so I suggest you gradually wean yourself off of whatever sweetener you normally use over the course of a week or two.
And while you’re at it, read the ingredients of those supposedly “healthy” foods that have been packaged to help you control your weight – and if sucralose is included in the nutritional information, put it back on the shelf.
Anybody who wants to swallow that much chlorine can just jump in the pool with their mouth open.