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mrguinness
post Jan 7 2007, 10:42 PM
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I am surprised to read all the neg stuff about Splenda in these forums. I have read some "bad" things about it, but most have been generated from that whack job Joseph Mercola.

I have found splenda to be a great sugar substitute. Took a while to get used to it's "lighter" strength than Sweet & Low or Equal, but I have, and even better that I am enjoying things "less" sweet these days. And the health issues with S&L and Equal make it the hands down thing to do.

I have tried Stevia and that one that people say tastes like licorice (cant remember the name at the moemnt). Both were terrible.

Can anyone comment?
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2sweet4me
post Jan 8 2007, 03:38 AM
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Hi there, I think that your statement kinda says it all for me "And the health issues with S&L and Equal make it the hands down thing to do. " Thats the reason that I have been searching out totally natural alternatives. I think the jury is still out on these substitutes for years to come and I think there is a lot of misinformation out there. (IMG:http://www.sugarbustersforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif) I dont want to go off on Spenda, so just suffice it to say I've never tried it nor plan to. After a total sugar removal from my diet, I did a lot of reading on the subject, and decided to try Agave Nectar (very delicious by the way). I was even happier when I managed to find it locally, not having to purchase it online. I am very happy with the agave, and I think that everyone should use what they feel is safe and heathful for themselves and their families. Remember that children dont get a whole lot of choice of what goes into their bodies, and the fact that they are so much smaller seems like it might make them more vulnerable to side effects. I never tried the Stevia, beacuse I really really dislike licorice. Hope this helps! (IMG:http://www.sugarbustersforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Have a gr8 day!
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post Jan 8 2007, 03:44 AM
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Stevia is not the licorice thing, but both were terrible to me, so..

Agave is sugar, in essesnce, yes? So no good for diabetics.

What I have seen about Splenda is that it is, at the very least, and for lack of a better term, the lesser of three evils, I guess. I have not had any health issues related to it, i think foods tatse better with it, and while it may not be "natural" it is a derivitive, unlike the other two.
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