Well, it's not good for you. :P
Personally, I'm pretty anti-Splenda, if you're going to have sugar just have it, but have far less of it.
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I use it, but my mom is very allergic. Everyone is different!
This is why I largely stopped eating artificial sweeteners. They may not be bad for you, but if they affect your body's fullness signals that would be a bad thing. Of course this study is not completely conclusive regarding what happens with humans, but I figured I was better off just eating the real thing but decreasing my sugar intake. For example, I drink my coffee black and switched to honey in my oatmeal, and then decrease the amount of it I used over time. You can train your body to lower its sugar expectations.
You'll have to weigh the data and decide what's best/easiest for you. Good luck! :)
I think I'm going to try the honey concept ~ I'll get a little squeeze jar and bring it to work. I know I'm going to have trouble with using real sugar instead of the substitute, especially with coffee. Where 1-2 packets of Splenda perfectly sweetens my coffee, I'd need 2+ tablespoons of real sugar to get the same effect. But I'm just making excuses ~ I really want to believe Splenda is not bad for me! :) I'm in denial, I guess.
Before you go squeezing on the honey, you may want to consider the fact it has between 50 and 75 calories per tablespoon. I'm sure you would have checked, but I figured I'd save you the time
I heard the same with it being bad, but seem to me you don't abuse it with only having 4 packets a day.
Also i guess it depends on your body. Cause I can not eat anything with Splenda, it cause my stomach to bloat. Really bad!!!!! So I pass on Splenda or Sugar Free stuff. Cause it doesn't work for me.
One level teaspoon of REAL sugar only has 15 calories and it's quite enough to take the edge off the oatmeal and make it taste sweet... you don't need it to be super-sweet to make it taste good, especially if you put fruit with it.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.