No, not that white stuff, I’m talking about the sweet white stuff, Splenda. You think you’re doing yourself a healthy favor by choosing Splenda, or any other artificial sweetener, instead of consuming regular raw cane sugar. Think again. I thought that way for years and never once tied any of my negative physical symptoms to my consumption of Splenda. My thought was that I didn’t feel like I was really consuming enough to do any damage. And I just didn’t want the amount of calories regular sugar has.
I had heard from a few different people that it’s really like poison and that they gave it up long ago. I basically just blew it off as if they were just some kind of fanatic about that kind of stuff. But then one day here recently, another person was telling me about people at their work that go around with those bottles of Water that claim they have all these wonderful nutrients in it but made with Splenda. He said, that’s just like drinking anti-freeze and it going into your guts. That’s all it took. It just clicked with me unlike all the other statements that I had heard for years.
I said that’s it, no more. I can’t believe I’ve been suckered into believing the stuff is okay to consume. After all, it states that it’s FDA approved. Right, and the FDA has never passed something through that they later re-called, huh? I started to think, just because it says FDA approved doesn’t mean jack squat! They’re not looking out for your best interest, mentally or physically.
So, I started researching as much as I could about what this stuff actually does to your body. I’m amazed and at the same time, sickened! I am currently almost hitting the 2 week mark of being free of the stuff. I can seriously already feel a big difference in how I feel, yet I’m still experiencing some withdrawal symptoms. Weakness, light headed, shaky and fatigue. But I’m told those usually subside fairly quickly. I’ve switched to something called Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia Blend by PureVia. Nutritionists say that women should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day, and men can have 9. With the Stevia blend you can have 12 teaspoons added sugar a day. It’s definitely going to take a little getting used to, but very worth it.
Here’s some info about the darn stuff from Mercola.com:
The web site www.truthaboutsplenda.com lists a variety of consumer complaints from Sucralose (Splenda) consumption, such as:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Blurred vision
- Allergic reactions
- Blood sugar increases
- Weight gain
My site also contains a long list of personal testimonials from readers who have suffered side effects from Sucralose (Splenda). In fact, we have more people on our site that have reported adverse reactions to Sucralose (Splenda) than were formally studied in the research submitted for FDA approval!
The symptoms are so numerous I can’t include them all here, but the following are common symptoms, usually noticed within a 24-hour period following consumption of Sucralose (Splenda) products:
- Skin — Redness, itching, swelling, blistering, weeping, crusting, rash, eruptions, or hives (itchy bumps or welts). These are the most common allergic symptoms that people have
- Lungs — Wheezing, tightness, cough, or shortness of breath
- Head — Swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat; headaches and migraines (severe headaches)
- Nose — Stuffy nose, runny nose (clear, thin discharge), sneezing
- Eyes — Red (bloodshot), itchy, swollen, or watery
- Stomach — Bloating, gas, pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea
- Heart — Palpitations or fluttering
- Joints — Joint pains or aches
- Neurological — Anxiety, dizziness, spaced-out sensation, depression
Best thing to do? Feed your body (your temple) only pure and whole foods. When you quit all the dangerous processed foods, you lengthen your life span and give yourself a more quality life later on. It’s a slow death with high risks of disease and the food companies out here don’t care. They know that the majority of people out here just want that good taste. And that good taste has all been altered heavily and injected with poisons. And the more you eat it, the more you crave, and the more you sicken your body. The ads they put out on t.v. and in the grocery aisle are meant to weaken your will and attempt to draw you into the web. And sadly, most people succumb to it.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Decide to make better choices and take more control over your life, in all areas. Treat your body right by feeding it right. Just think about it.
In the Positive Zone