Monday, September 29, 2008

My New Excuse...

...the Splenda made me fat.

According to Duke University researchers, Splenda might inhibit the supply of beneficial bacteria in our intestines and cause us to get fat.

What about those of us who are already fat? Should we go back to aspartame? Soda with high fructose corn syrup leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes my tongue feel fuzzy, and that's why I prefer diet. Luckily I don't drink much soda or partake of artificial sweeteners on a regular basis, but now I can't help but think if I cut Splenda out entirely, I might lose a few pounds.

1 comment:

frogponder said...

The only sugar I get is in my two pieces of 85% dark chocolate a day.
Type 2 diabetic and digestive system violently dislikes any of the faux sweetners.

Interestingly the times I get a hold of something sweetened by accident (my niece's coffee, a mis-mixed order at Starbucks) I have to stop myself from spitting it out on the floor, it tastes so awful.

Come over to the light...