58% of Americans, according to Healthy Food America, admit that sugar accounts for 20% of their daily calories. That is more than 25 teaspoons of sugar daily.
Due to sugar's toxicity, many individuals seek out low-calorie sweeteners such as sucralose to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Sucralose is a processed sugar-based artificial sweetener. Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar because chlorine replaces sugar's hydroxyls. This makes it supersweet.
Replacing sugar with sucralose can help people cut back on calories and keep their blood sugar levels in check. But is it bad for you to eat sucralose?
One study presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society in 2018 found that people who consumed sucralose were more likely to become overweight.
Because it has few calories, you may consume more sucralose than sugar. Sucralose dose increases fat droplet accumulation in cells.
Sucralose interferes with metabolism and promotes free radical accumulation. Also this & other artificial sweeteners can cause diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Sucralose is neurotoxic. Splenda activates the brain's reward system like sugar. But it never satisfies the brain, causing overindulgence and more cravings.
Sucralose and other artificial sweeteners may cause laxative effects such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea in some individuals.
Sucralose is therefore likely safe in moderation. Dr. Rao, however, suggests that other natural sweeteners, such as raw honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and stevia, are healthier.