Artificial Sweetner

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wiener4

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 20:56
Does anyone have insight about the effects of "Sweet & Low" the artificial sweetner in the little pink packet? Wondering about the validity of what I read online. I use one (1) package in my cup of coffee and I sprinkle Sweet & Low into my cooking. I am halfway through Phase I of South Beach - no fruits or starches at all so I don't crave sweets. However - I am curious about any harm I might be doing!
Siddaangel

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 21:02
I'm on Atkins and the literature says to steer clear of them as much as possible but lists splenda as the one to use since it's made from sugar. I have a recipe for a flax muffin that I LOVE but I have found that I prefer the splenda flavor over the sweetnlow. Truvia is a good one too.
wiener4

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 21:05
Thank you! I like the flavor of Splenda but -- for some reason -- it makes me SWELL -- as if I am allergic to it. I can feel my feet growing puffy like Mickey Mouse! Equal gives me a slight headache sometimes. I will lighten up on the Sweet & Low as much as possible!
Siddaangel

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 21:20
I've heard many many times that overdoing the substitute sweetners are pretty unhealthy. There are some pretty gnarly side effects too. Imagine taking a carb blocker and then having a piece of cake. Your body doesn't know what it is because of the blocker. It can't absorb it or utilize it in anyway so it basically just breaks down in your body; not reducing- just picking up bile and storing air so that you'll get bloated, nauseus, diarreha and headaches all because you just really wanted the cake. No bueno. Of course that scenario is if you seriously over do it lol.
wiener4

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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 07:42
That explanation makes sense. Thanks! My goal is to "wean" myself from Sweet & Low to the extent that I remove it completely from my diet.



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