Hey thought everyone would like to know some information about sucralose since so many of you use them them on a regular basis. I have done extensive research on every single sythetic sweetener available on the market including aspartame, saccahrin, high fructose corn syrup, sucralose, etc.. For the purposes of this article, I will stick to sucralose which is the main ingredient in Splenda. Basically all the synthetic sweeteners we use today in all of the diet drinks and sugar free foods are probably worse than the real thing. The truth is most people don’t use them because they like the taste better, they use them because they are zero calories. Shockingly, the approval of our favorite zero calorie sweeteners looks something like a movie you would see on CNN. Payoffs, Bribery, Lies, Deception, Cover Ups, etc. It is such as huge topic that there are hundreds of books dedicated to the subject. Bottom line, zero calorie sweeteners are very toxic, make you fat, and were only approved in the first place because of some key people (who happened to make alot of money from it). Sucralose was discovered in 1975 by an Indian Graduate Student who was doing research at the time in London on insectacides and pesticeds. He was dripping a chlorinated sugar molecule in a lab experiment when his adviser asked him to test the subject. Due to the language barrier that existed, he thought the adviser said “taste” the subject. And the rest of the story is history. It ended up getting sold to Tate and Lyle, one of the largest sugar manufactures in the world and was approved in 1998. Sucralose, the main ingredient in Splenda has been linked to diabetes, obesity, peptic ulcers, and a slew of other health problems. There is too much information on this topic, so you will have to wait for my book to come out which will have an entire chapter on this issue. In the meantime, you can go to www.mercola.com and learn more about the dangers of sweeteners or get the book “Sweet Deception”. It is the most well referenced and credible book on the market today regarding sythetic sweeteners. Once you read the book, you will never want to touch the stuff again……. It is that sickening. Much like aspartame which was founded in a similar manner when doing peptic ulcer research, the stuff should never have been approved in the first place. But yet somehow it ends up in mass quantities in our food supply. As the American culture gets fatter and fatter, everyone seems to be scratching their heads as to where we went wrong. They might want to educate themselves more on this topic so that they can become healthier and not rely on the FDA and USDA which has had their heads far up each others asses for years. And unfortunately, these are the people we are supposed to trust when it comes to food recommendations and safety. Be on the lookout for more exciting articles from me on this topic, especially aspartame which is the key ingredient in most “DIET” products….