From this Dallas Examiner article Splenda study finds weight gain, health problems
“A new study out of Duke University published last week in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health suggests that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose may pose a number of health threats to people who consumer the product over time.
Among the problems the scientists observed in the rats they tested were a 50% reduction in the ‘good bacteria’ that play a role in immune health, weight gain and potential blocking of a number of drugs."
A couple of years ago I stopped drinking all soft drinks. I used to crave soft drinks; now I can’t stand to drink them. It is like drinking chemicals. I have also taken to adding honey and mint to my tea and adding honey and fruit to my breakfast. For me a few calories from honey is better than the zero calorie Splenda.