Originally Posted by marie73
Seriously, with the amount of diet sodas as I have had to drink over the past many, many years, if there was anything seriously dangerous in the artificial sweeteners, I'd be dead by now.
Bingo!!! When it comes to what is good for you and what is not good for you, I have no faith whatsoever in these studies with sweeteners or most any other foods!!
For those in the USA, go to the store and look at the box of Sweet and Lo. That is saccharin in the USA. Now waitaminit class, didn't saccharin have a warning label about the dangers of it? Now guess what? That label is GONE! Why is that? Because the rocket scientists that conducted the research on the rats injected them with so much saccharin that it would be the equivalent of you or I drinking...are you ready for this...ONE HUNDRED CANS
of soda every day for the next several years!!! Can you say Skewed Results??? The results of that testing had more garbage in it than a landfill! So if it was proven that the research for for saccharin was flawed, how can I fully trust any studies on sucralose???
Saccharin was NOT the only sweetener vilified by lab rats. What about cyclamate? Wasn't that considered a no-no? Yet...if ingesting cyclamate is certain death, then WHY do many other countries, including Canada, still approve it? I do not see scores of deaths from cyclamate originating from north of the 49th. Something is just not right with those studies.
Now of course people are different. People can have bad reactions to ANYTHING. So due to our body chemistries being different from one person to the next, I could consume a ½cup of sucralose every day for the rest of my life with no health complications. Yet my friend next to me can sniff it and get ill. That is how we are. I can eat peanut butter all day but the next door neighbor could have a peanut allergy and develop a severe reaction from tasting less than one millilitre of peanut butter. Does that mean peanut butter is dangerous?
It all boils down to do YOU have your own issues with it? If so, then common sense tells you not to drink the stuff. And to be honest Jo, Splenda may have absolutely nothing to do with your aforementioned condition. We really just do not have the information to make that call...
All this garbage about artificial sweeteners being bad, good, back to bad, then finally good reminds me about what some scientists said about eggs a some years back. Oh they were sooooo bad for you. The cholesterol would make your arteries harder than tank armor. Now eggs are considered one of nature's most perfect foods. Tell me, just WHAT the heck gives here???