Splenda Linked To Diabetes, IBS and Cancer

June 21, 2017

New ground-breaking research reveals that SPLENDA® may cause diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Also, it could increase your risk of cancer. This comes as a shock to many people in the diabetes and weight loss community who were told by the creators of Splenda that it would NOT affect their blood sugar and metabolism in any way.

Well, I’m here to tell you, you’ve been lied to! Splenda has now been scientifically proven to harm your digestive system and cause insulin spikes that increase your risk of diabetes.

The ingredients that make up Splenda (sucralose) are chlorine, dextrose and maltodextrin (which are made from GMO corn). Splenda is made by replacing hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms. Because of the large amount of chlorine you are getting when you consume sucralose, you can actually get chlorine poisoning and cellular toxicity!

Splenda Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Does Splenda cause diabetes? A study published in the journal Diabetes Care discovered that if you are consuming Splenda, the risk of developing diabetes is profound. 

According to the study, daily consumption of diet soda was associated with a 36 percent greater risk of metabolic syndrome and a 67 percent greater risk of having type 2 diabetes!

Diabetes Care published an article that evaluated this phenomenon for the first time with human subjects. Taking 17 obese individuals who were insulin sensitive, oral glucose tolerance tests were evaluated after consuming either sucralose or water 10 minutes before the test. 

In addition to revealing that there was an “increase in peak plasma glucose concentrations” in these people, it was discovered that there was a 23 percent decrease in insulin sensitivity, which prevents glucose absorption in cells.

If that side effect of Splenda wasn’t bad enough, research also suggests that sucralose destroys probiotics and can lead to digestive disorders like IBS and leaky gut.

Sucralose Causes IBS and Leaky Gut

Several years ago, researcher Xin Qin MD, PhD, from New Jersey Medical School, found that consuming Splenda causes IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Qin made this discovery when examining the rapid increase of IBS among Alberta, Canada residents over a 20-period; in short, it went up 643 percent!

This led Qin to conduct his study and here’s what he found:

Sucralose has a more detrimental effect on gut bacteria than other artificial sweeteners such as saccharin because 65 percent to 95 percent of sucralose is excreted through feces unchanged!

In 1991, Canada became the first country in the world to approve the use of sucralose as an artificial sweetener. In other words, there was as direct correlation between the amount of sucralose consumed and the increase in inflammatory bowel disease.

Essentially, the understanding we now have is that, because the body cannot digest sucralose, it travels through the human GI track and damages it as it goes — killing probiotics and harming the intestinal wall causing leaky gut.

Several studies have confirmed Qin’s suspicions. For instance, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health published a study out of Duke University Medical Center describing that Splenda not only significantly reduces beneficial bacteria in the gut, is also increases your fecal pH, which will decrease the amount of nutrients you can absorb.

Splenda and Cancer

Can Splenda cause cancer? First, remember that chlorine is one of the its ingredients. Any animal or human that consumes chlorine on a regular basis is at risk for developing cancer. The Merk Manual and OSHA Harzardous Waste Handbook states that chlorine is carcinogenic (means causes cancer) and emergency measures should be taken when exposed via swallowing, inhaling or through the skin.

If you are only exposed to a small amount of chlorine on occasion, your body can eliminate chlorine through detoxification channels like your bowels, kidney’s and liver. But if you consume it daily, chlorine could increase cancer risk.

Also, a new study published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health found that when you cook with sucralose (Splenda) at high temperatures, it generates chloropropanols — a toxin that has been linked to cancer.  So make sure you never cook with Splenda because it becomes even more harmful.

Splenda vs. Stevia: Stevia to the Rescue!

I’ve written about it before, and I’ll continue to promote a more natural sweetener. I just recently stumbled up an amazing study that compares the effects of stevia, sugar and alternative sweeteners on food consumption, satiety (the feeling of being “full”) and glucose/insulin levels after eating.

And guess what? Stevia won again!

The article, published in the journal Appetite, took 19 healthy lean people and 12 obese individuals between 18 and 50 years old and had them complete three tests in which they consumed stevia, sucrose (table sugar) or aspartame before eating lunch and dinner.

It’s no surprise that when these people consumed stevia, they didn’t feel hungry and overeat during their meals like they did when they consumed sucrose.

Additionally, the researchers also reported that, “Stevia significantly reduced post-meal glucose levels compared to those who consumed sugar or aspartame.

In other words, they discovered that stevia literally helps normalize blood sugar levels and reduce your risk for diabetes compared to the blood sugar spike people experience when they drink sugary or diet beverages before, during or after meals.

This information needs to be shared. Many of our friends and family have been duped to believe that artificial sweeteners like SPLENDA® are the “savior” to prevent diabetes and obesity. But nothing is further from the truth. The health risks associated with these toxins are veritably limitless and as research continues to investigate the details, more negative effects are surfacing!

Share this article with any of your loved ones who consume these harmful chemicals today!


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