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Sucralose (Splenda) - What is it?  Why is it a health concern?

"The previous couple of weeks I have talked about High Fructose Corn Syrup and Aspartame.  This week I will talk a little about Sucralose (Splenda).

Sucralose is made from sugar.  However the chemical structure has been changed by adding chlorine.  It is no longer sugar.

There are numerous case reports of adverse reactions people developed from drinking soda sweetened with Splenda.  Everything from muscle aches and pains to vision problems, diarrhea, rash and headaches.  The problem could be an over consumption of products sweetened with Splenda.  

This confirms to me that if we need something sweet, we should have a piece of fruit or a product containing REAL sugar!!!"


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