Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On Artificial Sweeteners...

Artificial sweeteners can drain your energy. Studies show that sucralose, which is Splenda's main ingredient, can affect our body's ability to control blood sugar levels, resulting to brain fog and lethargy. But that's not all, according to them, sucralose can concentrate in the thymus gland and gastrointestinal tract, where it disrupts energy metabolism and immunity.

The best alternative is to use natural sweeteners line Stevia or agave cactus nectar. Both can stabilize blood sugar in as little as three days and keep your energy levels high.

Mommy's Little Corner

8 comments:

A Trivita Mom said...

Stevia

Healthier alternative to sugar
Nourishes the pancreas
Won’t cause tooth decay
Nutritionally supports healthy digestion and gastrointestinal function

For an extra taste of natural sweetness
Stevia is an herb native to Latin America. Also called sweet leaf or sweet herb, its leaves contain stevioside, a compound about 30 times sweeter than sugar. Because stevioside keeps its sweet flavor even when heated, Stevia can be used in baked goods and hot beverages and studies indicate it is unlikely to promote tooth decay like sugar does

Swubird said...

Liza:

I've eaten all kinds of artificial sweeteners, and I can definitely vouch for Stevia. I bought it at Trader Joes, and it's very good. I don't like my things too sweet, so Stevia is just right.

Splenda is okay, but I definitely won't eat it after reading your short article. No use in doing something dumb. I've already done enough dumb stuff to last me the rest of my life.

I saw that you had stopped by my site. Sorry I wasn't home. Every year at this time we go to Las Vegas to relax and blow off a little steam. It resets the mind and the spirit. I promise that when we get back, I'll post a short story that'll raise your brow.

Until then...remember...

Happy trails.

cherry said...

liza, meron na ba stevia sa pinas? sana meron nga. natakot naman ako sa splenda, yan pa namn gamit ko

wendy said...

i've been using splenda as sweetner ever since I got pregnant. perhaps its contributing to the low energy I am feeling these days.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

Great post! I love Stevia and really try to drink anything without artificial sweeteners but I do love that darn diet Pepsi!

WebbieGurl said...

I am not so familiar with sweeteners, all i know is, i do noy like too sweet things anyway.. i go for sour and hot and spicy tastes...

By the way Liz, the award you gave me. It is postd in my main page, the little squares (representing the awards) and it is linked to the award citation (this case your post) if clicked.

Enchie said...

I use splenda too...is equal ok? but now, I also use honey as an alternative, they say it's healthy to take 1 tbsp a day or after eating :)

NotJustAMom said...

Thanks for the info. I have never heard of cactus nectar. I'll have to look it up.

 
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