The Bitter Truth About Splenda

If you were told that a food substance could give you the following side effects, would you consume it? The synthetic chemical in the artificial sweetener “sucralose” also known as “Splenda” has been proven in tests to have these adverse health effects:
· Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage)
· Enlarged liver and kidneys.
· Abnormal changes in spleen and thymus
· Increased cecal weight (a pouch connected to the junction of the small and       large intestines)
· Reduced growth rate
· DNA Damage
· Adverse changes to gastrointestinal bacteria
· Abnormal Pelvic Mineralization
· Decreased red blood cell count
· Enlargement of the pelvis
· Aborted pregnancy (Maternal & Fetal Toxicity)
· Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights
· Bowel inflammation/Crohn’s Disease
· Triggering migraine
· Increase glycosylation of hemoglobin (HbA1c) for diabetics
Though this sweetener is FDA approved, FDA approval does not guarantee it’s safety. A prime example of this is the FDA approved artificial sweetener aspartame, which has over 30 known adverse health effects after human consumption.
There are good, natural alternatives to these artificial sweeteners on the market. Next time your sweet tooth calls, try substituting stevia, xylitol, raw honey, or erythritol.
Article adapted from Green Med Info.

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