Splenda / Sweet 'N Low

  1. Splenda / Sweet 'N Low


    I love sugar with my coffee. However, I cut it out a long time ago for obvious, nutritional reasons.

    My question is, is Splenda or Sweet 'N Low bad for you? I know it says it's calorie free, but are there any hidden ingredients? Or anything negative about it?

    I've been drinking my coffee straight black (unless it's Starbucks, which I only get once in a blue moon) and it's getting old.

    Any other no cal, not bad for you coffee additives? Thanks.


  2. Check this stuff out, its been mentioned in other threads:

    Stevia - Naturally Sweet - Recipes, Cooking Tips, Articles, and leading Stevia Products

    Sweetleaf SteviaPlus is:
    30 times sweeter than sugar.
    0 carbs,
    0 glycemic index,
    0 calories.

  3. Splenda's main ingredients are fillers, IE maltodextrin and/or dextrose!!!

    I would suggest Healthy Cheat Foods Liquid Sucralose; it's filler free!!!

    SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener - Welcome to a World of Sweetness
    Yes. Numerous studies have shown that SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, or sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, is suitable for people with diabetes. Sucralose is not recognized by the body as sugar or as a carbohydrate. It is not metabolized by the body for energy and does not affect blood glucose levels. Sucralose has no effect on carbohydrate metabolism or insulin secretion. Other ingredients in SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener products, which are added to give necessary volume and texture, add only a very small amount of carbohydrate per serving. These are common carbohydrates (maltodextrin and/or dextrose) and are the same type of carbohydrates used in other no calorie sweeteners. They contribute less than 5 calories per serving, which, when used in moderation, (4 packets or 8 tsp. granulated) is considered a free food by the American Diabetes Association.
    RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
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  4. I have read some cases studies linking splenda to migraines.

    I'm using stevia nowadays. Just be careful not to add too much or else you get this bitter taste. A little goes a long way.

  5. Thanks for the replies. I figured there was something else in those sweetners.

    So can you buy this Stevia in grocery stores? Or is it just online?

  6. I've bought some Stevia in some natural food stores, but I've never really looked for it in say Publix or Food Lion type stores. Some supp stores may even carry it. Its worth it though!

  7. Holy sh!t!!! I didn't know NP sold Stevia. I will now be giving my cash to the correct source!

  8. I used the liquid version about a year or two ago...it has a very slight after taste, which wasn't noticeable at all in my homemade weight gainers.
    RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49

  9. Quote Originally Posted by KingMeso View Post
    I love sugar with my coffee. However, I cut it out a long time ago for obvious, nutritional reasons.

    My question is, is Splenda or Sweet 'N Low bad for you? I know it says it's calorie free, but are there any hidden ingredients? Or anything negative about it?

    I've been drinking my coffee straight black (unless it's Starbucks, which I only get once in a blue moon) and it's getting old.

    Any other no cal, not bad for you coffee additives? Thanks.

    I used to use Splenda, but after I read Jeremy Likness' article on sweeteners, I refuse to use any of them now.

    I just go with Stevia or Sugar in the Raw now.


    The Sugar-coated Truth (by Jeremy Likness)
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”
  

  
 

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