About my use of Splenda
Aug. 25, 2009 4:03 am
Updated: Sep. 12, 2009 1:32 pm
I received a comment about my use of Splenda in cooking, so I thought I would just state my position here. Obviously I think Splenda is okay, or I wouldn't put include it in my recipes or use it myself. I think it's a better health choice than refined sugar or other artificial sweeteners for adults, especially when used in minute quantities.
I use about three packets of Splenda a day. The sweetening of this is about 6 teaspoons worth. Which is way under the 22 teaspoons consumed by most USA adults. 6 teaspoons is 24 grams of carbs, about half of what I eat all day from all sources. No thanks.
Is Splenda safe? The FDA says so (not that I trust them) but processed sugars and sugar alcohols are definitely not safe, especially for people like me who are trying to cure themselves of morbid obesity. I don't think you should feed any sweeteners in any form to children.
My recipes will all work with sugar when they call for Splenda, so feel free to use either in quantities to your own taste. Do not try to use aspartame or saccharine though (the blue and pink envelopes) as these break down when exposed to heat.