Splenda – The Little Packet of Death
Here’s a piece we came across on The Institute for Natural Healing’s Health Watch, and wanted to share.
We hope you’ll think twice before dumping that Splenda into your coffee…
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) downgraded Splenda’s safety rating because of a new discovery. We’re shocked that it took a “new discovery” to sound the alarms. But it’s better than nothing.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Splenda–sucralose—in 1998. Since then, it’s come under a ton of scrutiny. And for good reason.
More toxic than aspartame
Manufacturers created Splenda because everyone finally realized that other artificial sweeteners are dangerous. But what was the point? Splenda actually has more of a toxic chemical—chlorine—than even aspartame. Yet aspartame has an “avoid” rating.
And that’s not all. When you look at effects, there isn’t much of a difference between the two sweeteners. Headaches…blurred vision…short-term dizziness. Splenda even causes depression and weight gain.
Irritable bowel syndrome
This “healthy” sweetener wrecks your digestive system too… It kills off healthy bacteria in the stomach. The good bacteria fights off harmful invaders and helps prevent irritable bowel syndrome or other stomach disorders.
Now, a new study has revealed much more about the so-called “healthy” sugar alternative. And it’s worse than we thought.
We think this newly discovered side effect deserves more than just a “caution” label…
Cancer…leukemia…These are deadly diseases that a mere “caution” label doesn’t quite cover.
In the study, Splenda caused leukemia in mice. And even worse…during the study they developed leukemia from the sucralose exposure even before birth.
These are still unpublished findings. But once they’re proven, Splenda will be considered a carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program will then add it to their annual Report on Carcinogens. Poisons like tobacco, lead, and Sweet ‘N Low, are already on the list. It’s good to know. There’s just one problem. The FDA still hasn’t banned or even controlled the carcinogens in the report.
Splenda’s already proven to damage DNA. Damaged DNA alone can cause cancer. It may currently only have a “caution” rating but we suggest you put it on your own “avoid” list.
There are safe, natural sugar alternatives. Coconut sugar, raw honey, molasses, and date sugar are just a few. Coconut sugar has the same amount of carbs as regular sugar. But it’s much lower on the glycemic index scale. And it has some fiber to slow down absorption a bit.
When consuming any type of natural sugar—even “healthy” sugars—you have to be careful. 70 percent of Americans have some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Discovered during insecticide manufacture
Gross but true… Sucralose (Splenda) was actually discovered by researchers while trying to create a new insecticide. You will find Splenda in numerous consumer products. Make sure to check labels for sucralose. Not to be confused with sucrose, actual table sugar. Products that include Splenda are some Arizona Iced teas, some diet sodas, Diet V8 Splash, Gatorade, Ocean Spray juices, Tropicana juices, and even Breyers ice cream.
Here at NaturalCures, we’ve been writing about the dangers of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda for as long as we care to remember, and our mission is to get everyone off these sugar alternatives which contain health-threatening chemicals such as aspartame.
So much so, that we’ve put together a 130-page detailed NaturalCures report which outlines the reasons why you should avoid aspartame at all costs. Despite all the evidence, the FDA just refuse to ban this “sweet poison.”
In our NaturalCures in-depth report, Aspartame, The Bitter Truth, you can read all about the disturbing side effects which include depression, brain tumors, migraines and seizures, weight gain, gastro-intestinal problems and in severe cases, even death.
Discover how it is more toxic for men than women, its links to blood cancer, and the shocking story of how it became legal, despite damning research about its toxicity. This is one report you can’t afford to be without.
Featuring everything from where to find aspartame, to the illnesses and side-effects it can cause, the report also includes information from our contributor Dr Betty Martini. You’ll also find a telling timeline including the history of the aspartame controversy, taken from Dr Janet Starr Hull’s book ‘Sweet Poison: How the World’s Most Popular Artificial Sweetener is Killing Us – My Story.’
Make sure you get your hands on a copy of this special NaturalCures report today
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