A new study from Duke University Medical Center links the popular sweetener Splenda with digestive imbalance. There has been much debate over Splenda’s safety, but this is not the only study that highlights Splenda’s ill effects. Find out what Splenda does to the digestive system, and how to fix what’s already been done.
What does having imbalanced digestion mean? Ghrelin is your stomach’s appetite signal. While it has many roles, it also releases a growth hormone that repairs the body. Ghelin levels increase in response to digestive distress. With the increase in ghelin levels comes the increase in appetite, causing you to eat more food. Obviously, this will lead to weight gain. Splenda’s link to a digestive imbalance means that this process will occur, ending in weight gain.
Elevated ghelin levels increase your cravings for sugar and carbohydrates, causing you to eat an excess amount of food that goes through an already-distressed digestive system. If you have these cravings, then it’s time to fix your digestive system. Whether it’s under stress due to excessive use of splenda, food additives, or an acidic imbalance, it’ an extremely important issue to address. Luckily, given the proper nutrients, your body tends to repair itself. With proper nutrition and supplementation, the problem can be repaired.
Sucralose (Splenda) is an unnatural, chlorinated, artificial sweetener. Although Splenda is still undergoing debate since its introduction as to whether or not it is 100% safe to consume, it has been linked to causing depression, migraine headaches, weight gain, and much more through various studies.
Staying away from not only Splenda, but additives and preservatives like aspartame and MSG, is crucial to obtaining and maintaining good health.