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Sugar Substitutes -Roger MasonFor decades now various chemical concoctions have been sold as sugar substitutes. All of these have been toxic and unhealthy. We Americans eat immense amounts of various sugar, more than anyone else in history. The real answer is to quit scarfing down over 160 pounds(!) of various sugars every year. That's right, each American, on the average, hogs down over 160 pounds of different sweeteners each and every year we have no need at all for. The real answer is to just stop this sugar addiction. One hundred years ago we didn't do this. No culture has ever done this. 1 in 3 American children born today will grow up to get diabetes, and we still don't get it. We have the worst adult diabetes rates in the world. No other country has a diabetes epidemic like ours. Read my book The Natural Diabetes Cure.
Please understand that sugar is sugar is
sugar. You aren't any better off using "natural" sweeteners
like honey, maple syrup, agave, fructose, corn syrup, amazake, maltose,
xylitol, fruit juice concentrate, or any other form of sugar. They are
all simple sugars, and eating excessive amounts of them causes disease
and early death. All sugar is natural, including that ubiquitous white
sugar that seems to be in everything we buy. White sugar is just refined
cane juice. The drug corporations and chemical companies constantly
of-fer us new synthetic chemical substitutes. These molecular
aberrations are not somehow "better" for us. SUGAR IS BETTER
THAN CHEMICALS FOLKS! Isn't that rather obvious? Your body at least
knows what sucrose and fructose and maltose and all those other sugars
are, but it sure doesn't know what those synthetic chemicals are like
We won't review the history of sugar substitutes,
as most of them have been taken off the market once it was discovered
they were dangerous and harmful. None of them should have never been
sold in the first place. They are always promoted as safe in the beginning.
We need to discuss sucralose or Splenda®. Even good old Dr. Mercola agrees that sucralose is toxic. He wrote a book on the subject Sweet Deception. Type in “dangers of sucralose” on Google, and see what you get. Remember those "carbohydrate free" Atkins products? They were full of toxic sucralose. “Tastes like sugar, made from sugar”. What a lie! Sucralose is a synthetic halogenated chemical monstrosity full of chlorine. It is a dangerous chlorinated sucrose derivative, which breaks down into even more synthetic and unnatural byproducts as we digest it. There are no long term human studies on sucralose, yet it has been approved for human use without reservation. You will see no real warnings on sucralose products at all. In fact the ads say it is "made from sugar", and it "tastes like sugar". Sounds pretty good, huh? Lies, just lies.
Many people use stevia because it is a plant extract. Natural does not mean safe. Belladonna, Jimson weed, strychnine, arsenic, and deadly nightshade are all natural. The FDA has refused to approve stevia as a sweetener. Finally in 2008 they agreed to approve the main alkaloid (Truvia®), but not the whole ex-tract. Stevia is not healthy. Studies have shown that stevia, sucralose, aspartame, and all sugar substitutes cause the same damage- or more- than regular simple sugars do. The body reacts to these chemical sweet-eners in the same basic way as natural sugars, with the same rates of diabetes and other diseases.
han (luohanguo) fruit is another natural non-caloric sweetener and comes
from China. The chemical is a terpene glycoside
(mogroside) and 300 times sweeter than white sugar. Procter & Gamble
owns the patent to this, which tells you all you need to know.
Aspartame and acesulfame K are the other major
artificial sweeteners. If you want to eat sugar and have bad health,
go ahead and eat it, but don't kid yourself that synthetic chemicals
are somehow better for you. SomerSweet® is made from acesulfame K and
fructose for example. Airhead Suzanne Somers is behind this. She is
dying of cancer, but promotes herself as a poster girl for natural health.
Xylitol, or wood sugar, is also not healthy. It has value in nasal spray,
mouthwash and toothpaste however.
Why is it that so many people can be that gullible, uneducated, and naive as to buy billions of dollars worth of these toxins every year? It's bad enough to be a sugar addict, but even worse to substitute dang-erous chemicals like this. Stop eating dessert. Asians generally have no concept of “dessert” as part of their meals. Eat a bowl of good soup before your meal instead. Stop eating junk foods and sweets. Kick the sugar habit.Click here to return to the article library.