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    Default Sugar alternatives to avoid

    I know sweet n low and equal need to be kept away or at least used sparingly(sp).

    How about splend (suraclose) and acesulfame potassium?

    I am asking because dh picked up some lipton to go tea (getting tired of water all day every day) and it does not have aspartame(sp) but the other two and wanted to know?

    TIA
    Becky ~ 33 Dh ~ 37 (my little geek of geeks)
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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    I avoid all artificial sweeteners just in case (also for my own health since they are weird chemicals that I don't want in my body). I am a bit of a healthy eating freak

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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    From what I've read, Splenda is the only one that is known to be safe. The others are a bit questionable.

    I avoid fake sugars and corn syrup. Corn syrup is hard to avoid, but I'm getting better at it.

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    Thanks
    Becky ~ 33 Dh ~ 37 (my little geek of geeks)
    Dd1 ~ Brittney 5yrs aka Bunny
    Ds ~ Xander 3yrs aka Xaxu
    Dd2 ~ Bailie 1yr aka Dede

    Still going 14months later.

    1yr goal and save $2200 average.

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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    Be careful with the Splenda...I'm allergic to one of the chemicals, so it is possible to have allergic reactions to this "safe" sugar alternative....

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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    I would avoid all lab created sweetners, anyways. Splenda is very new, and although it has the "approval" of the FDA, that doesn't give me much confidence in it at all.

    You are better off using unrefined natural sugar (in moderation) or using Stevia, which is a natural sweetner (made from an herb in Paraguay). It is extremely sweet and when I want to use something non-caloric, but sweet, I use Stevia. Stevia has been used for thousands of years and has no side-effects.

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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    I agree with pp. I think splenda just hasn't had as many tests done, or as many years of use as the other two. They all have chemicals in them. WHen I was pregnant the nutritionist said real sugar was better for you than artificial sugar. Xylitol is another natural sweetener.
    Last edited by RME; October 12th, 2007 at 06:37 AM.
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    Default Re: Sugar alternatives to avoid

    thanks
    Becky ~ 33 Dh ~ 37 (my little geek of geeks)
    Dd1 ~ Brittney 5yrs aka Bunny
    Ds ~ Xander 3yrs aka Xaxu
    Dd2 ~ Bailie 1yr aka Dede

    Still going 14months later.

    1yr goal and save $2200 average.

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    yeah when i drank soda with splenda it made my brain spacey. I know that sounds weird but it's true, I would have a hard time finishing my thoughts or remembering what I was saying/doing. THEN I found some research that shows I'm not the only one! Sorry, though, I can't find the link. I agree that it's best to avoid all fake sweeteners.
    Stefanie, momma to

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