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5 Terrible Ways That Splenda Could Be Hurting Your Health

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5 Terrible Ways That Splenda Could Be Hurting Your Health

You’ve probably eaten it before, plenty of people use it every single day, unbeknownst to them though, Splenda can, in fact, be extremely toxic for your body… Seeing as it contains things chlorine, artificial chemicals, plus an entire boatload of other nutritional baddies

Top 5 Reasons to Stop Using Splenda Now

1. Baking With Splenda Produces Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Splenda is primarily made of sucralose, a sweetener that when cooked, releases carcinogenic dioxin compounds all around into the air… According to the World Health Organization, who reported on this, in the report, they say:

Dioxins are environmental pollutants. They belong to the so-called “dirty dozen” – a group of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Dioxins are of concern because of their highly toxic potential. Experiments have shown they affect a number of organs and systems.”

2. Sucralose Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)

Now this is a bad one, sucralose, which as we said before is the main ingredient in Splenda, actually has been shown that terrible sicknesses such as ulcersative colitis and Crohn’s disease actually were more likely to occur in the body, as well as worsen, if the person was consuming sucralose… Not cool.

3. Splenda and Diabetes Go Hand in Hand

In a study that was done in the research journal known as Diabetes Care, it was shown that even a single dose of sucralose would lead to a spike in blood sugar, a 20% increase in the body’s levels of insulin and an actual 7% decrease in the body’s insulin clearance. All very, very bad things for anyone looking to fight diabetes if they already have it, or to fend off the disease in the future.

4. Splenda Also Worsens Diabetes

Not only is it a known cause of diabetes, but it also has been known to make the disease get progressively worse with the consumption of sucralose. So, whether you have diabetes or if you want to minimize the risk of developing it in the future, it’s definitely a good idea to stop eating it. The reason that it makes diabetes actually worse is because of the fact that it has been shown to increase glycosylation of hemoglobin in the bodies of diabetics. Thus raising your A1c (HbA1c) levels, which, if we had a lot more time, we would explain, but for now just think of it like this, it’s very, very bad and is something that you’ll want to stay far, far away from.

5. Splenda Harms Beneficial Gut Flora and Gastrointestinal Health

Within your stomach there is a wide range of life… Little bits of bacteria and flora that help your belly do it’s job day in and day out… Splenda has been shown to, in fact, decrease the amount of these types of bacteria. Driving the levels to far lower level than what the FDA recommends.

At the end of the day, the message isn’t to stop eating sugar, or stop drinking your coffee, sugar and cream in the morning, but you should be looking for a better alternative to Splenda, because every time you eat it, it’s hurting you in some way, often more ways then one.

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