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Monday, December 1, 2008

Artificial Sweeteners

In an effort to cut down on my diet coke intake (I used to drink two 32. oz fountain drinks and one 12 oz. can), I've started drinking more unsweet iced tea. I have Splenda packets that I bought awhile back, so I've been using those. I know Splenda was marketed to be "safe" since it came from sugar, but I know now that it is not as "safe" as we all thought (um....chlorine?! I like to swim in it but don't want it in my belly!). I found this website that lists all of the artificial sweeteners and their pros/cons. So what is your sweetener of choice? Aspartame? Sucralose? Stevia? Acesulfame K? Or a little real sugar?

As per the usual, I am a little wishy washy on this subject....but I have a sweet tooth and I need SOME form of sweetness in my food and drinks. :-)

9 comments:

Erica said...

Real sugarrrrr! I use to be a splenda lover but I am trying to stay away!

Sagan said...

Real sugar! I tried artificial sweeteners a couple times ages ago, but they just taste- well- artificial. And I just really am all about eating REAL food as opposed to strange amalgamations of chemicals:)

GroundedFitness said...

uuugggghhh i hate posts like this because it reminds me how much artificial sweeteners I use. i put splenda in all million cups of coffee i have a day and drink diet coke constantly. It dont believe its BAD for me, but it certainly isnt good for me, so I should cut back.

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

HangryPants said...

I was a splenda lady, but last month I just stopped. I started using sun crystals which is made from cane sugar. It's much less sweet, but you get used to it.

I also use more honey now and sometimes go sweetenerless. I know it seems impossible, but you can do it.

Stevia, to me, is just gross, but I know people who love it.

Erica said...

ah! I'm so glad you liked the soup :)

Tina said...

None of the above. I am a big fan of agave nectar! It goes in everything now! :)

Holly said...

Thank you all SO much for your input! I always enjoy hearing what other people think and what they're doing and why. I don't always trust "research." :-)

carla said...

splenda.

sweet sweet I KNOW I SHOULDNT splenda.

VeggieGirl said...

REAL SUGAR!! I shun that fake stuff like the plague.