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    Are there any weird health effects from using artificial sweeteners like splenda? exDp says that the stuff they give inmates can give you testicular cancer or make you sterile? If you use artificial sweeteners which one do you use and why?

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    YES! There are many! Do some research.

    I would only use Stevia if I had too. I just use the real stuff though.

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    Urban myth as far as I know. Personally I use stevia as a natural sweetener.

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    Default Artificial sweeteners?

    I think the chemically ones probably do like phenylalanine but stevia is naturally occurring and fine as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummabec View Post
    I think the chemically ones probably do like phenylalanine but stevia is naturally occurring and fine as far as I know.
    Phenylalanine is not a sweetener, it's just one of the chemicals on soft drinks. Aspartame is usually used in soft drinks. I prefer to use sugar, I'd hate to think what artificial chemicals are doing to us.

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    Yeah, I prefer to go natural and limit sweet foods

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    Hell yeah. There are loads of side effects to the rubbish put in artificial sweetners and there will most probably be long term effects starting to be correlated soon too. I avoid at all costs - plus I can't stand the taste.

    They are unwanted chemicals in this house

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    They have been deemed safe to use in foods. I'm not one to sit here and think the govt authorities are poisoning us all, there'd be no benefit in that for them, for starters! And I do love my diet coke But I also don't see any need to add extra chemicals to my drinks IYKWIM- I think we probably get enough of that in our diets anyway. Just wanted to clarify.

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    have a look at www.additivealert.com.au
    Best site for things like that!

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    Default Artificial sweeteners?

    I'm paranoid about what the chemicals could do so I use the real deal or honey as a substitute. I do try and stay away from Having too much sugar but I have a major sweet tooth so it's near impossible


 

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