View Full Version : artificial sweeteners? which are less bad?
01-07-2005, 11:11 AM
My family keeps sending me emails on how splena and aspertame are poisons, I know they are chemicalized, but in moderation can they be that bad? Are any better than the others? I have found some proteins that are sweetened with al natural stevia, but are expensie and yucky tasting, I need my shakes to be enjoyable. Mst the whey's I take have splenda, and the occasional diet coke on the weekends, and my sugar free gum addiction increases my aspertame intake. How bad is it really????
01-07-2005, 11:15 AM
The more natural and safest would be Stevia Leafs.
Then, probably Sucralose. So far, the latest is safe enough. Well, much more than aspartame and the rest. 99 % of flavoured whey use sucralose.
Stay far away from all other sweeteners. Zach had some links under his sig picture, about the danger of artificial sweeteners. Look for his username.
01-08-2005, 01:29 AM
Aceulfame Potassium (K) isn't so bad either.
Most of the "horror stories" out there may simply be due to allergies. Some people go into a coma if they eat peanuts, so should we all avoid peanuts because a few people have a bad reaction? I think not.
The culumative effect has yet to be proven, but is a possiblity. Til then, don't spend $80 on 2lbs of protein that tastes like crap but might not give you cancer.
01-08-2005, 02:29 AM
i have a theory: if you pump lab rats full of enough of anything, there gonna get sick and die from it /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
01-08-2005, 02:33 AM
This board's really funny tonight, I'm enjoying it! /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
01-08-2005, 06:56 AM
I agree, i feel like a lot of those studies test the products on people and animals in doese that arent realistic in daily life. Maybe they use 10 times the normal daily dose of aspertame or splenda or whatever just to make their point. Everything in moderation right??
01-08-2005, 09:12 AM
Still, the average American does drink an insane amount of Diet Coke if they do drink it... (or whatever other stuff, like sugarless gum or something) My A+ teacher has a Diet Pepsi every class, apparently.
However, the reactions shown in the studies do seem to be a bit... out of the norm. Granted, I don't drink a lot of Diet whatever, but no one I know of so far has had problems like that.
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