Tuesday, January 17, 2006

It's All A Conspiracy...

I found out the most disturbing thing today. As I was researching coconut oil (strange but true), I came upon a posting discussing the hazards of Splenda. So I visited The Truth About Splenda site and was horrified by what I was reading! Especially when I saw that Splenda is used in more than 3,500 processed foods and they don't all mention that Splenda or "sucralose" which is the true chemical name for it.

A friend of mine religiously uses Splenda and since I rarely drink soft drinks, at her house I always have tea - but she doesn't know how to make a proper "cuppa" so it needs to be sweetened a bit. She only has Spelnda and I always found it odd that as soon as it's added to the tea it fizzes -- it always reminds me of adding chemicals to a hot tub. Well it turns out there's a damn good reason for that -- it's made of chlorine! UGGGHHH!!

Whole Foods Grocery also made a posting as to why they won't carry Splenda related products.

My sweetner of choice is always Stevia Plus - I'm absolutely religious about it. Second choice is Sugar in the Raw. Then straight sugar -- never never never do I use anything fake. The boyfriend uses the pink stuff and every time he cracks a package open and pours it I get this whiff at the back of my throat and it just tastes "chemically".


So on a symbiotic topic, I was looking for a homeopathic solution for hypotheroidism because I am concerned about my thyroid slowing down and I will avoid pharmaceutial solutions whenever possible. It turns out that coconut oil is supposed to be an excellent, natural solution. The general concensus is that 2-4 tablespoons per day should increase the metabolism, assist the thyroid, increase energy levels, help with weight loss, improve skin condition, etc. It's definitely interesting reading.



Grey Biker said...

I have never used the stuff myself but is good to know whats in it. I just always use straight sugar. Gots to have my sugar fix every day. You cant have sweet tea without some good ol sugar.

Sinn said...

What if you don't like coconut?

Javier Marti said...

I look forward to your conclusions on coconut oil or others...

Kelly Crawford said...

I didn't know about this negative stuff about Splenda. Thanks for sharing it. But I've been using coconut oil ever since. And I really love its effect on my skin and hair. Bought mine from http://products.mercola.com/coconut-oil/ Has anyone tried it?

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