When Splenda first hit the market about 9 years ago, everyone (except maybe the other sugar and sugar substitute manufacturers) was thrilled. Zero calories! Six hundred times as sweet as sugar! WOOHOO! But sadly as time passes the detriments of using this Spokane super supplement are coming to light.
Duke University scientists just published research demonstrating health detriments of the guilt-free sweetness: Besides contributing to obesity, it damages “good” intestinal bacteria and inhibits the absorption of prescription drugs.
How can this Spokane super supplement lead to weight gain?!?
Some scientists think that artificial sweeteners mess with the way your body reads sweet tastes, so when you do eat something with real sugar, it’s harder to limit your intake. Another idea is that artificial sweeteners don’t raise the body temperature the way real sweets do, and a lowered temp leads to overeating and make it harder to burn calories.
Now for the proverbial grain of salt: this study was funded by the Sugar Association, which obviously sees Splenda as a Spokane super supplement competitor.
In 2004, the Sugar Association sued Splenda’s manufacturer on charges of misleading advertising, forcing a slogan change from “Made like sugar, so it tastes like sugar” to “It’s made from sugar. It tastes like sugar. But it’s not sugar.” Turns out, while a sugar molecule is used in the process of making Splenda, no sugar (sucrose) actually remains at the end of the process.
So it seems like the makers of Splenda may have something to hide, but its competitors obviously have something to gain if they can drag this Spokane super supplement through the dirt.
What can I do to combat all of the external forces that can lead to weight gain?
Burn more calories! Get off the couch and on your feet. Start working out. Your best bet would be to work with a Spokane personal fitness expert such as Zach Hunt with Physzique Personal Training. Zach can specialize your workout and diet plan to best meet your needs and ultimate goal. You will get in the best shape of your life!