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    Sweeteners

    From time to time, some on this board have faulted and raised health concerns about artificial sweetenerss. A friend shared some Stevia. Its not "artificial" and does the job for no calories. But, it was not favored by the FDA for a long time. What was that about? Does this have any downside or is this a good thing?


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    Re: Sweeteners

    I'm not a doctor and have never played a doctor and I haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in years. Is Wiki generally accepted research source at an AAU institution? I take the Wiki article to mean Stevia is ok, at least as ok as other zero calorie sweeteners and most of the resistance was likely from industry competitors? According to the article the lethal dose for me is about 448 packets - I'll be safe for a while. Aspartame was a target for years and it's still on the market. Is there a zero calorie sweetener that everyone agrees is ok?


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    Regarding my favorite artificial sweeteners, I always have a hard time choosing between lead and asbestos.


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    It causes cancer, but I'm pretty sure just about everything does now, so go for it! I drink a bunch of Vitamin Water Zero that has it, and I'm still able to reply to this thread so it must be ok.



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    You have to balance the benefits and downsides and judge for yourself. Natural sweeteners are no panacea, either. Over a long time, sugar has such negative effects on the body that, for all practical purposes, it has be regarded as a toxin. The healthiest people I know are people who totally avoid sugar.



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    The healthiest people I know are people who totally avoid sugar
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    Re: Sweeteners

    I've heard that artificial sweeteners are terrible once they go into your body.


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    I prefer Kahlua


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