Now I almost have proof positive that Splenda is inert and passes safely through the body. Even if it sticks around in the body for a short while, nothing is going to react with it and it will pass out of the body as a result. Now, not to say Splenda is perfect. Far from it! I really don't like maltodextrin too much and here is the article I wrote recently about it.
The scientists have discovered that sucralose is turning up in nature. This has them worried and they've been concerned that the Chlorine component of sucralose will break down, separate and cause big trouble in the environment. Thing is, they threw everything at sucralose and could NOT break it down at all. This is good news! It means it is totally inert, indestructible to heat and useless to the body - so it passes safely through and into the environment, where it seems it is not doing any mischief either.
Quote: "The resilience of sucralose may be a good thing in some ways. The researchers note that its resistance to degradation keeps it from breaking down into highly toxic chlorinated compounds."
Some people complain that the flora in the tummy is upset by Splenda. Actually it simply does not contribute to providing food for the flora as sugar does. Sugar creates yeast and other things eat the yeast. Now there is Nevella, a Splenda product with more powerful probiotics than yogurt!
So much for the scaremongers! This is still probably one of the best and safest artificial sweeteners on the market! Here is one of my older more interesting articles about Splenda safety from my point of view.
Go ahead and use your own preferred sweeteners in my recipes. Splenda Granular offers almost no volume or texture in my recipes.
Here is the article from Discovery News by Tim Wall: June 23, 2011